Natalie Standiford was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, but now lives in New York City.She plays bass in the rock bands Tiger Beat (featuring fellow YA writers Libba Bray, Dan Ehrenhaft, and Barney Miller) and Ruffian.
The supporting characters are decently developed: Dan, the young teacher, seems charming and the potential boyfriends are interesting.
Holly's boyfriend begins dating her because the other boys talked about how friendly she is.
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Madison is trying her hardest to act more grown up and get the cutest boy in school to notice her no matter what it takes.
The teens eventually come to the conclusion that the guys they were originally interested in are not necessarily right for them.School Library Journal, January 2016 Gr 3-6Ten-year-old Claire Warren has a rocky start to the school year.Her best girl friend, Bess, has moved away, and good pal Henry is suddenly too cool to hang out with a girl.Standiford successfully taps into the feeling of growing up on a small East Coast island. Her strength of character shines as she faces challenges with humor and resilience.The plot covers a lot of grounda birthday party, a school dance, soccer games, sailing competitions, and even the appearance of a pirate ghost.Now, Claire must figure out how to negotiate the tricky landscape that is fifth gradeas the only remaining girl in school.