The Rise and Fall of Derek Cowell

  • Pages:240
  • Publisher:Cormorant Books
  • Themes:popularity, social media, rumours, high school, friends
  • Available:04/28/2020
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12

Derek didn’t mean to become popular. His accidental photo bomb—the one that made him internet-famous—took him from invisibility to middle-school fame overnight. And you know what? He’s not sure if he likes it. But his best friend Sam does, and schemes to find other ways to help Derek to remain the talk of the school. But what goes up must come down, and Derek’s reluctant rise is followed by a regrettable crash.

Funny, emotionally rich, and inspiring, The Rise and Fall of Derek Cowell is the latest book by award-winning, bestselling author Valerie Sherrard.

“New Brunswick author Valerie Sherrard’s latest middle grade saga is a warm and witty romp that features an affable protagonist whose misadventures are believable and engaging...Sherrard has created another captivating tale of family life and middle-school angst, filled with humour and heart.”
– Atlantic Books Today
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