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The Only Girl in School

"An engaging tale of unwavering self-acceptance. Readers will laugh out loud and emerge from the story satisfied with the cheerful resolution."
-School Library Journal

Kids dealing with their own loneliness or friendship dramas may especially appreciate this, and the unusual premise will draw in other middle-grade readers as well.
-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"An engaging first-person voice and convincing characters make this epistolary novel of friendship and girl power a success."

When Claire's best friend moves away just before the start of fifth grade, she suddenly becomes the only girl in the entire elementary school. While the boys are resentful that she gets a bathroom all to herself, Claire soon sees the lonelier side of things until a few incidents put her quite literally in the spotlight.