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Maybe He Just Likes You

Maybe He Just Likes You (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reprint ed.)

By Dee, Barbara

Barbara Dee explores the subject of #MeToo for the middle grade audience in this heart-wrenching novel about experiencing harassment and unwanted attention from classmates. For seventh-grader Mila, it starts with some boys giving her an unwanted hug on the school blacktop. A few ...days later, at recess, one of the boys (and fellow trumpet player) Callum tells Mila it's his birthday, and asks her for a birthday hug. He's just being friendly, isn't he? And how can she say no? But Callum's hug lasts a few seconds too long, and feels...weird. According to her friend, Zara, Mila is being immature and overreacting. Doesn't she know what flirting looks like? But the boys don't leave Mila alone. On the bus. In the halls. During band practice--the one place Mila could always escape. It doesn't feel like flirting--so what is it? Thanks to a chance meeting, Mila begins to find solace in a new place: karate class. Slowly, with the help of a fellow classmate, Mila learns how to stand her ground and how to respect others--and herself. With her newfound confidence, Mila begins to stand up to the boys, which doesn't go over so well. And when Callum finally pushes her too far, Mila realizes this is not something she can battle on her own--and finds help in some unexpected places.
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ISBN 9781534432383
Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
Publisher Aladdin Paperbacks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint ed.
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ISBN-13 9781534432383
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Aladdin Paperbacks
Imprint Aladdin Paperbacks
Released 15 Sep 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint ed.
Edition Reprint ed.
Author(s) By Dee, Barbara
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 181g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Single-parent families, Friendship, Schools, Middle schools, Family life
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile