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This Is Me From Now On

This Is Me From Now On

For Ages: 9 - 13
Sometimes your life just needs a little jolt.

This is what Evie's new friend Francesca tells her, and soon enough, Evie's life has had something more like an earthquake. Francesca thinks life is dull unless you go after everything you want and say everything on your mind all the time--and sometimes that includes giving other people a little behind the scenes help to give them what she thinks they want.

Evie can't always tell if she's horrified or fascinated by everything Francesca convinces her to do, but ultimately, she comes to see friendship--and life--in a whole new light.
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416994145 | 
  • April 2010 | 
  • Grades 4 - 8 | 
  • Lexile 620
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I squinted at Francesca. Even outside in the glaring sunshine she looked fantastic: her skin was a golden tan, and her hair was the color of Kraft Caramels. “So where do you want to go?” I asked, my teeth skidding on the last little slivers of ice cubes

“Oh, you decide,” Francesca said happily. “You’re the expert.”

“I am?”

“Well, you live here, don’t you? Where do you go when you want to have fun?”

“I don’t know. The mall, probably. When someone’s mom can drive us.”

She made a face. “Where... see more

About the Author

Barbara Dee
Photograph by Randy Matusow

Barbara Dee

Barbara Dee is the author of the tween novels Just Another Day in my Insanely Real Life, Solving Zoe (2010 Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year), This Is Me From Now On, and Trauma Queen. She lives with her family in Westchester County, New York. You can visit her on the web at BarbaraDeeBooks.com.

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