Trauma Queen

Seventh grader Marigold has the most embarrassing mom on the planet–a performance artist whose onstage antics caused such a ruckus in their last town that the family had to move. Again. Now Marigold’s in a new school, missing her best friend like crazy, and trying to fit into a class where no one seems to be getting along. As if that’s not bad enough, Marigold’s mom takes a new job–teaching theatre improv at Marigold’s school! With Mom’s track record for outrageous behavior, Marigold can’t help wondering: is there a friendship that can survive her mother?

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Aladdin MIX, Paperback, ISBN 978-1442409231
Ages 9-13

“Marigold experiences the shifting allegiances and infighting among her classmates but in the end makes friends and comes to appreciate her over-the-top mother, with help from her wise and supportive grandmother. Often funny, the story also shows how looking at people in a new light can change one’s opinion of them.”

School Library Journal

“Totally funny, refreshingly realistic look on a crazy middle school life.”

Girls Life Magazine

“A laugh-out-loud look at family and friendship.”

Discovery Girls Magazine