The benefits of being an octopus
by Braden, Ann,
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SummarySeventh-grader Zoey has her hands full as she takes care of her much younger siblings after school every day while her mom works her shift at the pizza parlor. Not that her mom seems to appreciate it. At least there's Lenny, her mom's boyfriend-they all get to live in his nice, clean trailer. At school, Zoey tries to stay under the radar. Her only friend, Fuchsia, has her own issues, and since they're in an entirely different world than the rich kids, it's best if no one notices them. Zoey thinks how much easier everything would be if she were an octopus: eight arms to do eight things at once. Incredible camouflage ability and steady, unblinking vision. Powerful protective defenses. Unfortunately, she's not totally invisible, and one of her teachers forces her to join the debate club. Even though Zoey resists participating, debate ultimately leads her to see things in a new way: her mom's relationship with Lenny, Fuchsia's situation, and her own place in this town of people who think they're better than her. Can Zoey find the courage to speak up, even if it means risking the most stable home she's ever had?
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Siblings Juvenile fiction
Debates and debating Juvenile fiction
Middle schools Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Social classes Juvenile fiction
Family problems Juvenile fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Debates and debating Fiction
Middle schools Fiction
Social classes Fiction
Family problems Fiction
|Publisher|| [Place of publication not identified] :Tantor Media, Inc.,2019
Tantor Media, Inc.2019
Bentley, Amy Melissa.
Read by Amy Melissa Bentley.
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