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Pity party / by Kathleen Lane.

Lane, Kathleen, 1967- (author.). Lane, Kathleen, 1967- Voice, part I. (Added Author). Lane, Kathleen, 1967- Odd. (Added Author). Lane, Kathleen, 1967- Ugly duck. (Added Author). Lane, Kathleen, 1967- Voice, part II. (Added Author). Lane, Kathleen, 1967- Ghosted. (Added Author). Lane, Kathleen, 1967- Remembering Elena. (Added Author). Lane, Kathleen, 1967- Gio X. (Added Author). Lane, Kathleen, 1967- Squirrely, squirrely. (Added Author). Lane, Kathleen, 1967- Voice, part III. (Added Author). Lane, Kathleen, 1967- Imposter. (Added Author).

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  • 7 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.

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0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville J LAN 2021 (Text) 0002205547256 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center J LAN 2021 (Text) 0002205547264 Children's Fiction Reshelving -

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Formatted Contents Note:
The voice, part I -- Odd -- Ugly duck -- The voice, part II -- Ghosted -- Gio X -- Squirrely, squirrely -- The voice, part III -- Imposter -- Behaviorally challenged -- The voice, part IV -- Followers -- The voice, part V -- True story -- Farewell to the voice.
Summary, etc.:
"A grab bag of deliciously dark short fiction set in middle school that explores anxieties and twists them into funny, resonant, and reassuring psychological thrills"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Little, Brown and Company.
Subject: Middle school students > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Anxiety > Juvenile fiction.
Social acceptance > Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Short stories > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Short stories.

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Pity Party
Pity Party
by Lane, Kathleen
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Pity Party

Discover an "absurd, funny, and thought-provoking" book perfect for "anyone who has ever felt socially awkward or inadequate" (Louis Sachar, author of Holes and the Wayside School series). Dear weird toes, crooked nose, stressed out, left out, freaked out Dear missing parts, broken hearts, picked-on, passed up, misunderstood, Dear everyone, y ou are cordially invited, come as you are, this party's for you Welcome to Pity Party , where the social anxieties that plague us all are twisted into funny, deeply resonant, and ultimately reassuring psychological thrills. There's a story about a mood ring that tells the absolute truth. One about social media followers who literally follow you around. And one about a kid whose wish for a new, improved self is answered when a mysterious box arrives in the mail. There's also a personality test, a fortune teller, a letter from the Department of Insecurity, and an interactive Choose Your Own Catastrophe. Come to the party for a grab bag of delightfully dark stories that ultimately offers a life-affirming reminder that there is hope and humor to be found amid our misery.

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