The first eight years of Penelope McGee's education have been a curriculum in humiliation. From her kindergarten self-portrait as a bacon with boobs, to fourth grade when she peed her pants in the library thanks to a stuck zipper to seventh grade where... well, she doesn't talk about seventh grade. Ever.
After hearing the guidance counselor lecturing them on how high school will be a clean slate for everyone, Pipi — fearing that her eight humiliations will follow her into the halls of Northbrook High School — decides to use her last year in middle school to right the wrongs of her early education and save other innocents from the same picked-on, laughed-at fate. Pipi McGee is seeking redemption, but she'll take revenge, too. This authentic and funny coming-of-age novel reminds readers that sometimes situations are more complicated than we think — and that loving yourself is the best revenge.
"Now Pipi’s made a list of people she’s going to humiliate. Unfortunately, her narrow focus on revenge threatens her few friendships, particularly with BFF Tasha and with Ricky, who, it turns out, has admired her all along. When Pipi finds that [her bully's] joined-at-the-hip cousin, Sarah, is actually quite a nice girl who’s dealing with coming into her own despite Kara’s ire, Pipi finally begins to develop a believable maturity.... Painful though they are, Pipi’s trials neatly convey an authentic flavor of the commonplace agonies of middle school." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||Sep 17, 2019|
|Publisher||Running Press Kids|