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Fourteen-year-old Ricky Bloom is pretty pissed off. Her body hurts constantly (thanks, chronic illness), her family's a mess (thanks, Disaster-Formerly-Known-As-My-Parents), and her crush is completely clueless. What's a girl to do but cuss (a lot) and skip school (also a lot)?

But it gets worse. When her truancy (a.k.a. The Charade) is discovered, Ricky might have to do the unthinkable: repeat ninth grade. She'll do whatever it takes to get the hell out of middle school – even if it means changing the person she's become.

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CharlesbridgeTEEN features storytelling that presents new ideas and an evolving world. Our carefully curated stories give voice to unforgettable characters with unique perspectives. We publish books that inspire teens to cheer or sigh, laugh or reflect, reread or share with a friend, and ultimately, pick up another book. Our mission—to make reading irresistible!

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