Meet Harriet the Spy with a lab notebook in this heart- and humor-filled story from the author of the American Girl Luciana books that offers “a fresh twist on the familiar topic of middle school angst [that's] highly enjoyable for aspiring scientists, budding artists, and regular kids.” (Kirkus, starred review)
Future scientist Madeline Little is dreading the start of middle school. Nothing has been right since her grandfather died and her best friend changed schools. Maddie would rather help her father in his research lab or write Standard Operating Procedures in her lab notebook than hang out with a bunch of kids who aren’t even her friends. Despite Maddie’s reluctance, some new friends start coming her way—until they discover what she’s written in that secret notebook. And that’s just part of the trouble. Can this future scientific genius find the formula for straightening out her life?
* "A smart, breezy narrative that is both clever and approachable, offering a fresh twist on the familiar topic of middle school angst. . . . Highly enjoyable for aspiring scientists, budding artists, and regular kids."
"Underscores the importance of compassion and forgiveness."
"Science-minded readers will cheer . . . as [Maddie] learns what exactly it means to have—and be—a friend."
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