The Pity Party Booktalk
Nothing about eighth grade was what Cass had expected—not her friends, her classes, or even Cass herself!
Cass ended up in a discussion group with Annabelle, the most popular girl in eighth grade, and Lillian, who thought she was something special, and the new psycho weird kid who sat behind Cass in class, Rod Punkin. Even if he was new, everyone knew Rod Punkin because he couldn’t keep his mouth shut or his thoughts to himself. School had barely started and all the teachers already hated him! And Cass already knew it was going to be a long, long year.