A Good Kind of Trouble

A Good Kind of Trouble

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From debut author Lisa Moore Ramee comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what's right, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give and the novels of Renee Watson and Jason Reynolds.

Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to do is to follow the rules. (Oh, and she'd also like to make it through seventh grade with her best friendships intact, learn to run track, and have a cute boy see past her giant forehead.)

But in junior high, it's like all the rules have changed. Now she's suddenly questioning who her best friends are and some people at school are saying she's not black enough. Wait, what?

Shay's sister, Hana, is involved in Black Lives Matter, but Shay doesn't think that's for her. After experiencing a powerful protest, though, Shay decides some rules are worth breaking. She starts wearing an armband to school in support of the Black Lives movement. Soon everyone is taking sides. And she is given an ultimatum.

Shay is scared to do the wrong thing (and even more scared to do the right thing), but if she doesn't face her fear, she'll be forever tripping over the next hurdle. Now that's trouble, for real.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 30mm | 646g
  • Balzer and Bray
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062836684
  • 9780062836687
  • 100,093

Review quote

"Shay's voice is so genuine -- she practically walks off the page. This is an important book, and an incredible debut." -- Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-winning author of Hello, Universe
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About Lisa Moore Ramee

Lisa Moore Ramee was born and raised in Los Angeles and she now lives in the Bay Area of California, with her husband, two kids, and two obnoxious cats. A Good Kind of Trouble is her first novel.
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Rating details

75 ratings
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5 64% (48)
4 25% (19)
3 8% (6)
2 0% (0)
1 3% (2)
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