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Nothing but Trouble
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Nothing but Trouble
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From the acclaimed author of The Lemonade War comes a new series starring two smart girls determined to liven up their town—one epic prank at a time.Odawahaka has always been too small for...
From the acclaimed author of The Lemonade War comes a new series starring two smart girls determined to liven up their town—one epic prank at a time.Odawahaka has always been too small for...
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  • From the acclaimed author of The Lemonade War comes a new series starring two smart girls determined to liven up their town—one epic prank at a time.

    Odawahaka has always been too small for Maggie's big scientific ideas. Between her stuck-in-a-rut mom, her grumpy grandpop, and the lifetime supply of sludgy soda in the fridge, it's hard for Maggie to imagine a change.

    But when Lena moves in with her creative spirit and outrageous perspective, middle school takes off with a bang. Someone starts pulling the kind of pranks that send their rule-loving new principal into an uproar—complete with purple puffs of smoke, parachuting mice, and a scavenger hunt that leads to secret passageways. Suddenly the same-old football games, election for class president, and embarrassing stories feel almost exciting. And for the first time in her life, Maggie begins to wonder if there might be more to Odawahaka than she ever saw coming!

    Humorous, smart, and full of small-town heart, Nothing But Trouble will have mischief-loving readers caught up in the cleverness and determination of two girls who can't be held down.

About the Author-

  • Jacqueline Davies is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including the acclaimed Lemonade War series and Nothing but Trouble. She's a well-behaved adult now, but when she was a child she would occasionally get into trouble. Jackie lives in a small town twelve miles outside Boston, Massachusetts.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 19, 2016
    Davies (The Lemonade War) begins a new series with a dynamic novel featuring a pair of resourceful pranksters, sixth-graders Maggie and Lena. Maggie never knew her father, who died before she was born, but she has inherited his gift for hacking (“Hacking means pulling off a prank with style,” she explains) and uses his “Hacker’s Bible” as a guide. Once she joins forces with Dada-loving new student Lena, there’s no stopping the girls from livening up their dismal middle school with playful surprises for classmates, much to the principal’s dismay. After secretly selling Maggie’s grandfather’s old auto parts to fund their missions, the two create tiny explosions in the gym, hang banners in precarious places, and inflate a gigantic mouse on the football field. The story’s high entertainment value is balanced by more serious moments when the girls reflect on tricks that backfired or cope with family problems (Maggie’s mother develops a drinking problem; Lena wishes her artist mother was home more often). As Davies highlights individualism and friendship, she leaves the door wide open for future adventures at Odawahaka Middle School. Ages 8–12. Agent: Tracey Adams, Adams Literary.

  • Kirkus

    Sixth-grader and budding engineer Maggie Gallagher occupies her fertile mind and connects to the father who survives only in her head by planning and executing elaborate pranks at school. Maggie's father pulled notorious pranks while in college at MIT. He died before she was born, leaving only a box of notebooks describing his hacks in meticulous detail. She re-creates them at Odawahaka Middle School using money earned from secretly selling her grandfather's vintage car parts on the internet. Maggie dreams of nothing more than leaving her dysfunctional family and getting out of her dying small town until dadaist new student Lena Polachev chooses her as a friend. Together they become an unstoppable force against the school's new dictatorial principal. The story is full of stylish and satisfying pranks, some chronicled step by step and others simply mentioned. Toy cars spill out of lockers, ping-pong balls rain down on the principal, school banners are reworded. Where Wildcats ruled, the Mouse is in the house, and what was simply funny becomes a revolution bringing much-needed change to a depressed, evidently all-white community. A vividly realized present-day setting, distinctive, believable characters, subversive humor, and a satisfying ending give this title solid kid appeal. With plenty of threads to hang sequels from, this series opener will make readers roar for more. (activities) (Fiction. 10-13) COPYRIGHT(1) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

  • School Library Journal

    Starred review from August 1, 2016

    Gr 5-8-Maggie's friendship with Allie and Emily is not the only thing coming to an end. This is the last year Odawahoka Middle School will be in existence, and this year's sixth grade is the final class. Classrooms have been shuttered, programs have been suspended, and labs have been locked up tight. As Maggie's old friends are finding different interests, new girl Lena appears. Lena is a self-possessed artist, into photography and the Dada movement. She is very un-Odawahoka, and she has decided that she is going to be Maggie's best friend. The problem is that Maggie is harboring some secrets and she needs to decide how much she is going to let Lena know; she's often the one left taking care of her cranky grandfather, her mom disappears into her room at night with a bottle in hand, Maggie is maintaining a secret website selling vintage autoparts, and there is her late father's Hacker Bible. Before he died, her father was a brilliant engineer who pulled off epic hacks with aplomb, and Maggie is determined to follow in his footsteps and make this last year at Odawahoka Middle School memorable for her classmates. As controlled chaos seems to reign beneath the crumbling roof of their middle school, both girls discover more about friendship, family, school spirit, and themselves than they imagined. VERDICT This pitch-perfect start to a new series captures the power dynamics between adults and children and allows for the realization that everyone has a story worth hearing.-Stacy Dillon, LREI, New York City

    Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • School Library Journal (starred review) "Captures the power dynamics between adults and children and allows for the realization that everyone has a story worth hearing."
  • Horn Book Magazine "Full of unapologetic girl power and complete with appended activities based on Maggie's interest in physics and Lena's in Dadaism, [Nothing But Trouble] might especially appeal to lonely studious-and-creative types, with its reassurance that they're not as alone as they may think."
  • Kirkus Reviews "A vividly realized present-day setting, distinctive, believable characters, subversive humor, and satisfying ending give this title solid kid appeal."
  • Publishers Weekly "The story's high entertainment value is balanced by more serious moments."
  • Colby Sharp, Nerdy Book Club "The more strong and independent female characters in middle grade the better. Readers are going to fall in love with Maggie and Lena... Jaqueline Davies has done it again: fascinating characters, a page turner, surprising twists and turns! NOTHING BUT TROUBLE is a winner."
  • Bestselling Author Suzanne Selfors "Friendship and family fun plus lots of humor make this a real page-turner. Maggie and Lena might be Trouble with a capital T, but they've got enough heart and moxie to change the world!"
  • Naphtali Faris, Mid-Continent Public Library "Spearheaded by a couple of singular, funny, and complicated characters with a penchant for hacking, this a beautifully and quietly emotional story of the bravery in seeking your own voice and the triumph of connection. I can't wait to see what comes next for Maggie and Lena. Mus, sum!"
  • Katie Bruce, Youth Services Librarian at the Princeton Public Library "A sublimely subversive story of two resourceful girls hacking their way through sixth grade and discovering one of those extraordinary friendships that turn your world upside down and end up fundamentally changing you from the inside out forever."

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