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  1. Trauma Queen (mix)
    Trauma Queen (mix)
    Trauma Queen (mix)
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  2. Trauma Queen (mix)

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Every tween girl knows what it's like to have a mom who can be a little embarrasing at times. But for Marigold, it goes way beyond embarrassing. Marigold's single mom is a performance artist, meaning she stages dramatic, wacky performances to express her personal beliefs. Things like wrapping herself in saran wrap for a piece on plastic surgery, or inviting people over in the middle of the night to videotape her sleeping. In fact, Marigold's mom's performances caused such a ruckus in their last town that the two of them, along with Marigold's little sister, have just had to move. Now Marigold's starting a new school, missing her best friend like crazy, and trying to fit in all over again in the shadow of a mom who's famous for all the wrong reasons. As if that's not bad enough, Marigold's mom takes on a new job--teaching drama at Marigold's school! Now all the kids know instantly just how weird her mom is, and Marigold's worried she'll never be able to have a friendship that can survive her mother.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Barbara Dee
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Aladdin
EAN
9781442409231
Edition
Original ed.
ISBN
1442409231
Label
Aladdin
Manufacturer
Aladdin
MPN
FBA-|303983
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
272
PartNumber
FBA-|303983
PublicationDate
2011-04-19
Publisher
Aladdin
ReleaseDate
2011-04-19
Studio
Aladdin
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

We've all been embarrassed before. Everyone has had a moment where they feel like everyone saw them do something completely stupid. It's human.

But what if your mom wrapped herself in plastic to say something about plastic surgery? Or if she drenched herself in oil -- and then DRANK some to show that the U.S. was "guzzling oil"? Just ask yourself: What if you had Marigold's mom?
Yup. Seventh grader Marigold's mom (Becca) is a performance artist. She enjoys showing people her thoughts through her actions. Marigold is pretty okay with it - maybe a little embarrassed here and there. That is, until her mom puts on a play completely criticizing Emma's mom....In every way possible.

And in case you haven't already guessed: Emma is - no, was, Marigold's best friend.
Marigold and her family are forced to move to another town after Becca's skit about Emma's mom. If they didn't move, Marigold's family would be glared at day after day - and probably not have too... Read more
We've all been embarrassed before. Everyone has had a moment where they feel like everyone saw them do something completely stupid. It's human.

But what if your mom wrapped herself in plastic to say something about plastic surgery? Or if she drenched herself in oil -- and then DRANK some to show that the U.S. was "guzzling oil"? Just ask yourself: What if you had Marigold's mom?
Yup. Seventh grader Marigold's mom (Becca) is a performance artist. She enjoys showing people her thoughts through her actions. Marigold is pretty okay with it - maybe a little embarrassed here and there. That is, until her mom puts on a play completely criticizing Emma's mom....In every way possible.

And in case you haven't already guessed: Emma is - no, was, Marigold's best friend.
Marigold and her family are forced to move to another town after Becca's skit about Emma's mom. If they didn't move, Marigold's family would be glared at day after day - and probably not have too... Read more
Trauma Queen is a great read and everything a reader wants a book to be. It's fun, it's funny, it's got great characters who feel real, and a catchy little plot that pulls the reader right along to the end. It's not perhaps as weighty as War and Peace, but who the heck wants to unwind at the end of a long day with War and Peace? Please don't misunderstand me. I do not mean to imply that Trauma Queen is shallow. Only that it's not self-important like too many other books whose titles I won't mention. Barbara Dee is primarily interested in showing the reader a good time first, and working in a theme and sneaking in a message or two only once the reader's basic needs have been met.

You regular Esteemed Readers know how much I love a great opening and the opening of Trauma Queen is nothing short of genuis:

I am standing outside homeroom in yellow flannel monkey pajamas.
Everyone else is dressed normally: jeans, track pants, sweaters, whatever.
Apparently... Read more
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