Computer whiz Erin Swift is ready to start eighth grade. The Year of Humiliating Events is behind her and she’s ready to rule the school. But eighth grade comes with its own set of problems, including her first boyfriend, her first break-up, and her mom treating her more like an eight year old than an eighth grader.
But as Erin’s school year once against hurdles toward disaster, a personal tragedy forces her to realize that things, and people, aren’t always as bad as they seem.
“I’ll say it again: Denise Vega is a wonderful story-teller, juggling humor and uncertainty and the desperate desire to fit in so skillfully, you’ll be sucked into Erin’s world before you know it.” (Rita Lorraine)
“Ever funny and clever, Erin tackles eighth grade…[her] ups and downs are humanizing, entertaining, and real.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Overall, this is a heartfelt book about a girl becoming her own person.” (Publishers Weekly)
"The characters and situations are believable, and readers will relate to and sympathize with Erin’s dilemmas.” (School Library Journal)