Jelly Roll

  • Pages:120
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:bullying, self-confidence, friendship, body positivity, standing up for yourself
  • Available:09/22/2020
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:3.2
  • Lexile:HL610L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:T
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When Jenny and Austin end up at a March Break leadership camp together, Jenny thinks her week will be miserable.

At school, Jenny Royce is bullied by Grade A Jerk Austin Parks. And now, not only is her tormentor spending March Break at the same retreat, she and Austin are grouped together for the camp’s main assignment! They have to run a stall at a local farmer’s market. The market could be a lot of fun. But when Jenny learns that Austin wants their group’s project to fail, she has to decide if she can risk standing up to him.

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!

“Joyce deftly endows each character with a rich inner life...Struggling readers can easily access the mindful, satisfying tale. A sweet success.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“This novel is about more than simply bullies and being bullied. It is also about friendship and family…A good read with a happy ending.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“These quality, relatable novels are ideal for students at the middle school level who benefit from ultra-readable formats.”
– School Library Journal (SLJ)
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2021  |  Commended