The Summer of May
May hates Movado the Avocado--what she secretly calls Ms. Movado behind her back--and simply won't put up with her every day of the summer.
Since her mother left, May has been in trouble and her grades have slipped, her father works too much and her grandmother s depressed and rarely leaves the bedroom. When May has a huge fight with her best friend Olive, May soon discovers she has no one else to turn to.
Days spent in English class drag on at first, but then May begins to realize that even teachers are human. As she gets closer to Ms. Movado, May begins to realize her own behavior needs to change.
Readers won't see the shocking ending until it's upon them. Deftly told, believable characters, and tween angst abound.
Highly recommended grades 5-8.
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