Audience: Grades 6 & up
Format: Hardcover/Library Copy
No one at my old school knew about my peanut allergy...
- first line
Sadie is moving to a new high school. This is a chance to reinvent herself, and perhaps even be popular. So she decides to pretend to have a peanut allergy, but she doesn't realize how hard it will be to keep up the pretense. By the time Sadie realizes that the popular girls are annoying and shallow, her lie is part of who she is at this school. She wants to tell her friends the truth, but she is scared of losing them.
This is a great graphic novel. I love Sadie's story and how things get away from her because she didn't really think about the consequences of one "little" lie. The drawings are mostly blue/black/gray but Sadie's shirt is a reddish/pink color. This makes Sadie stand out in every frame.
I highly recommend this book to fans of Raina Telgemeier though this book is written for a slightly older audience.