by Lauren Wolk
Published by Puffin 2016
Ages 10 and up
Winner of Best Book of the Year: Booklist, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, Shelf Awareness, School Library Journal, ALA Notable Children’s Book, a Newbery Honor, – a few to go on…
“But the lid was off, the worms were rearing their slick little heads, and they would soon be spilling out with their mucky secrets.”
Annabelle’s quiet and steady life is interrupted by a newcomer to the small, rural town in Pennsylvania where she lives. This unwelcome person is Betty Glengarry, a manipulative bully. As events of cruelty and bullying escalate, Annabelle must find the grit, compassion, and strength to face the injustice.
I listened to this relentless page-turner on audio through Libby. https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/
See me to show you how to set up your Overdrive/Libby account. It is offered through the public library and has already been paid for by our tax dollars 😉 It is quick and easy to do.