My life as a joke

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Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company,
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Derek Fallon discovers all the angst that comes with being twelve--he just wants to feel grown up, but life gets in the way with a series of mishaps that make him look like a baby. He passes out during a worm dissection in science class, falls flat on his face in gym class and gets a fat lip that causes him to lisp all day, and his plans for a monster-truck party turn into a bouncy house disaster. Why isn't being in middle school as great as Derek imagined? Thankfully, with a little help from his friends--and, ironically, a Toys for Tots fundraiser--things seem like they could start shaping up at last.

My Life as a Joke by Janet and Jake Tashjian is a Christy Ottaviano Book

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Grouping Title my life as a joke
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subject_facet Children's art, Families -- California -- Los Angeles, Families -- California -- Los Angeles -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction, Friendship, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Los Angeles (Calif.), Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Juvenile fiction, Maturation (Psychology), Maturation (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction, Middle schools, Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction
title_display My life as a joke
title_full My life as a joke / Janet Tashjian ; with cartoons by Jake Tashjian
title_short My life as a joke
topic_facet Children's art, Families, Family life, Friendship, Maturation (Psychology), Middle schools, Schools