"A pivotal interview with the father's girlfriend is hastily narrated, though the book has built to that scene from the outset, and Veronica's sudden last-minute insights seem less than sincere; still, every other character here is both believable and fully realized. (Fiction. 9+)"
This installment about ``The Kids From Kennedy Middle School'' features nasty sixth-grader Veronica Volner, whose family life is not the spun-sugar vision she shares with her contemporaries.
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