Kat Greene Comes Clean
By: Melissa Roske
"How do you help someone with a problem?" I ask. "A problem they don't think they have."
Kat Greene lives in New York City and attends fifth grade in the very progressive Village Humanity School. At the moment she has three major problems: dealing with her boy-crazy best friend, partnering with the overzealous Sam in the class production of Harriet the Spy, and coping with her mother's preoccupation with cleanliness, a symptom of her worsening obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Thing go from bad to worse when Kat's mother decides to become a contestant on a game show about cleaning. With nowhere to turn, Kat reaches out to the free-spirited psychologist at her new-age private school in New York's Greenwich Village. Eventually, Kat realizes that sometimes asking for help and being honest are the best ways to clean up life's messes.
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Author Bio:Melissa Roske, author
Melissa is a former advice columnist for Just Seventeen magazine in London, where she answered hundreds of letters from readers each week. (Her column was called “Life Sucks,” but it was Melissa’s job to insist it didn’t.) Kat Greene Comes Clean is her debut novel. Melissa lives in New York City.
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ISBN: 978-1-60734-971-6 EPUB
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Page count: 224
51/2 x 81/4
Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 5. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 6. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10