Monday, July 12, 2010
Firegirl by Tony Abbott
Tom is a painfully shy seventh grader who just wants to fit in and be liked. But he rarely speaks to anyone, other than a boy Jeff whom he hangs out with after school. Tom has a crush on pretty girl Courtney and is trying to work up the courage to nominate her for class president. However, Tom's resolve to "get out there" is tested when a new girl, Jessica, joins the class. Will Tom have the courage to befriend Jessica at the risk of being ostracisized by everyone else?
This is a very moving story and really captures the feelings of a shy middle school student.