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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 144
Themes: honesty, friendship, being true to yourself, cultural diversity, environment
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 27/Aug/2019
Fry Reading Level: 3.1
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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.

Later, in her garden, she meets Jazzy again, but 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.

But then 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.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"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."