The girls of the Pink Locker Society continue to skillfully navigate the turbulent waters of middle school in this newest addition to the series.
It is February of eighth grade, and Jemma and her co-conspirators, Piper and Kate, have the Pink Locker Society up and running again. Their savvy website offers peer mentoring for those questions young teens may feel awkward discussing. Jemma is thrilled to be invited to speak at a national conference about the PLS—until she remembers that their program has been operating against the wishes of Principal Finklestein. Suddenly Jemma, Piper and Kate are in jeopardy of being banned from the eighth-grade field trip or even being expelled. However, Jemma will not let those who write to the website down, especially Student F, who is being bullied. Moffitt addresses typical middle-school dilemmas. Jemma’s worries about the arrival of her first period, her mixed feelings about her one-time crush, Forrest, and her concerns for Student F are authentic. Readers unfamiliar with the other stories may find several references to previous events confusing, though.
Filled with sage advice and a surprise ending, this fast-paced tale will leave fans eagerly awaiting the next PLS adventure. (Fiction. 12-14)