Interest Level: 5-8
Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin. She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb (aka Spider) and her new friend Sonnet. When she finds out about the seventh grade class trip to Washington, DC she is so excited.. that is until she finds out that the teacher over the trip is trying to promote seventh grade unity and is making them room with their enemies. Tally is mortified that she is going to have to room with "clonegirl" Ava Sealy. They have been mortal enemies for so long, how can she be expected to spend three whole days with her? Tally, Ava, Sonnet, Caleb and everyone else on the trip soon finds out that there is more to their classmates than they every imaged. Tally soon finds out that everyone is fighting a secret battle. This book is filled with friendships, fightings, break-ups, make-ups, and even a possible crush comes to light. However, the biggest challenge Tally faces is when she finds out that her roommate may possibly have an eating disorder but she is being blackmailed into not telling anyone, especially Ava's mom. What will Tally do? Will she still have her best friends at the end of this trip, or has her tight reigns finally broken? Will she do the right thing and get her enemy help despite risking an incredibly embarrassing picture coming out? Read this amazing middle school book to see how this plays out.
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