Freak /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Square Fish/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.Edition: First Square Fish edition.Description: 131 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 125002742X; 9781250027429.Subject(s): Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction | Bullying -- Fiction | Middle schools -- Fiction | Sisters -- Fiction | Sisters -- Fiction | Bullies -- Fiction | Identity -- Fiction | Middle schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | Fiction | Young adult worksSummary: Twelve-year-old Miriam, poetic, smart, and quirky, is considered a freak by the popular girls at her middle school, and she eventually explodes in response to their bullying, revealing an inner strength she did not know she had.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
For Miriam Fisher, a budding poet who reads the Oxford English Dictionary for fun, seventh grade is a year etched in her memory "clear as pain." That's the year her older sister, Deborah, once her best buddy and fellow "alien," bloomed like a beautiful flower and joined the high school in-crowd. That's the year high school senior Artie Rosenberg, the "hottest guy in the drama club" and, Miriam thinks, her soul mate, comes to live with Miriam's family. And that's the year the popular "watermelon girls" turn up the heat in their cruel harassment of Miriam--rippingher life wide open in shocking, unexpected ways. Teased and taunted in school, Miriam is pushed toward breaking, until, in a gripping climax, she finds the inner strength to prove she's a force to be reckoned with.
This riveting first novel introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine, an outsider who dares to confront the rigid conformity of junior high, and in the process manages not only to save herself but to inspire and transform others.
Includes a Q & A with the author.
Includes an excerpt of the author's, Without Tess.
Twelve-year-old Miriam, poetic, smart, and quirky, is considered a freak by the popular girls at her middle school, and she eventually explodes in response to their bullying, revealing an inner strength she did not know she had.