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The Only Girl in School

The Only Girl in School

by Natalie Standiford

At first, Claire thinks she'll be able to deal with being the only girl in school; after all, the girls' bathroom is now completely hers, so she can turn it into her own private headquarters and draw on the walls. When it comes to soccer games or sailing races, she can face off against any boy.

The problem is that her other best friend, Henry, has begun to ignore her. And Webby, a super-annoying bully, won't leave her alone. And Yucky Gilbert, the boy who has a crush on her, also won't leave her alone.

It's never easy being the only one, and over the course of a wacky school year, Claire is going to have to make it through challenges big and small. All the boys may think they rule the school, but when it comes to quick thinking, Claire's got them outnumbered.

Ages
9, 10, 11
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 6
Lexile Measure
600L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
S
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
224

About the Author

Natalie Standiford Natalie Standiford is the author of many books for teens and children. Her middle grade novel The Secret Tree "takes its rightful place in the now classic genre of 'neighborhood kids' that began with Beverly Cleary," said The New York Times, which named it a Notable Children's Book of 2012. Her young adult novels include How to Say Goodbye in Robot, Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters, and The Boy on the Bridge.

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