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Title
Better than weird
Author
Kerz, Anna
Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Publication Date
2011
ISBN
9781554693627
Format
Under Consideration
Grade Level
06
07
08
Abstract
In this stand-alone sequel to The Mealworm Diaries, Aaron is anxiously waiting for his father to return for the first time since Aaron's mother's death eight years earlier. Aaron works hard with a counselor at school, but he still has problems getting along with and understanding other kids, and he's worried that his dad will think he's weird. As well as having to confront Tufan, the class bully, Aaron must find ways to cope with the fact that his dad now has a pregnant wife and his beloved Gran needs surgery. In the end, his greatest strength is not his intelligence or his sense of humor, but the openness and warmth of his heart.
Subject
Bullying and bullies - Fiction
Fathers and sons - Fiction
Orphans - Fiction
Schools - Fiction