Julep O'Toole series
Confessions of a Middle Child
How do you get noticed in a world where everyone else is plaid, polka-dotted, and tiger-striped and you're beige? That's how Julep feels: bland, boring, and invisible. To make matter worse, Julep's siblings seem to have it all figured out.
When the most popular girl in school invites Julep to a Halloween party, Julep can hardly believe her luck. Finally, her chance to get noticed and join the 'in' crowd! But a disastrous event forces Julep to choose between the girl she longs to be and the girl she knows she truly is.
"This realistic, well-drawn combination of scene, character, and plot strongly reveals the heart of a tween coming to grips with herself, her world and her family."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Julep's voice is bright, witty, and thoughtful, and her story will ring true for many a budding adolescent." - School Library Journal
Art by Dan Yaccarino © 2022