Double Trouble

  • Pages:144
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:growing up, making friends, Jewish values, South Asian, bat mitzvah
  • Available:08/27/2019
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:3.1
  • Lexile:HL490L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:S
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Victoria Adelman is lonely.

Her best friend has moved away, leaving her to spend the summer alone. One day, on her way home from a bat mitzvah, she meets Jazzy, her next-door neighbors’ granddaughter. Tori hopes her friendless status is about to change. But later, in her garden, when she meets Jazzy again, Jazzy doesn’t recognize the filthy, smelly girl as the one she met earlier. In a moment of insecurity, Tori tells Jazzy that the girl she met before was her twin sister, Vicky. Tori is sure she can fake being that girl in the dress—it’s only for two weeks.

When Jazzy announces she’s staying with her grandparents for the school year. Tori needs to figure out what to do: come clean and lose her new friend, or live her life as a fake.

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read!

"An excellent choice for readers who like stories about friendship and realistic situations, and the book would be a most worthy addition to any collection. Highly Recommended."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“A light-hearted pick for summer reading or for any reader who enjoys comedies.”
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“This is a good read for middle school readers and reluctant high school readers. The simple sentences, short chapters, and vocabulary are written about third grade level making is easily accessible for struggling and reluctant readers. The lying and antics of Vicky will have the reader laughing.”
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