SEVENTH GRADE SURVIVAL

(ANNA #2)

School Bus

Seventh grade is brutal...

 

Anna Braswell is now in middle school, but seventh grade is already off to a bad start. 

 

For one, there’s dealing with the locker room, which is its own special kind of torture. For P.E., she has Coach Thornton, who yells a lot and makes them run endless laps around the football field. And to make matters worse, her crush Patrick is dating Alexis, the most popular girl in school. How will Anna get him to notice her now?

 

The good thing about seventh grade is that finally, her best friend Laney is going to the same school. And her friend Mary Catherine, or MC as everyone calls her, has moved to their neighborhood. Even though seventh grade is tough, at least they have each other.

 

But seventh grade seems a little harder for MC. She’s absent a lot and acting strange. Her stepdad has a temper and sometimes, MC comes to school with bruises. Anna can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong, but when she finds out MC’s secret, it may be too much for her to handle alone.