Nobody Was Here
Seventh Grade in the Life of Me, Penelope
Author: Alison Pollet
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Peer Pressure, Fitting In, Family Life, Friends and Friendship, Middle School
It's 1981 and Penelope Schwartzbaum has just started seventh grade at New York City's Elston Prep, and everything feels unfamiliar: the campus, the classes, even Stacy-and she's been Penelope's best friend for six years! Stacy has joined a clique of girls and doesn't even notice that Penelope is floating farther away. At home, the new mother's helper, Jenny, has Penelope's little brother swooning all over the place. And when her parents are home — which is rare — all they ever do is fight.