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The Double-Digit Club by Marion Dane Bauer
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Jun 24, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: middle-grade-fiction, vc-faculty

Format: 116 pages, appx. 22,000 words, third person, past. Style: midgrade realist chicklit.

Sarah is a few months shy of her tenth birthday and she's afraid that her best friend Paige will join the dreaded Double Digit Club, an exclusive group of girls started by her rival Valerie. When Sarah's fears are realized, she sets off on a path to get her friend back, compromising her sense of right and wrong as she lies and steals to find the perfect lure for Paige. Sarah's schemes unravel as the story unfolds forcing her to make hard choices which could damage two of her most precious friendships. In the end, Sarah learns that part of growing up is taking responsibility for choices and having to live with the consequences and changes that occur.

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