The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower

The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower

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From the critically acclaimed author of A Tangle of Knots comes a humorous story full of heart, courage and a touch of magic.
Bernetta s summer couldn t be going any worse.First her ex-best friend frames her for starting a cheating ring in their private school that causes Bernetta to lose her scholarship for 7th grade. Even worse, Bernetta s parents don t believe she s innocent, and forbid her from performing at her father s magic club. Now Bernetta must take immediate action if she hopes to raise $9,000 for tuition. But that s a near impossible task with only three months until school. Enter Gabe, a boy con-artist who s willing to team up with Bernetta to raise the money. But only if she s willing to use her talent for magic to scheme her way to success."
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 257 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 18mm | 181g
  • Puffin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0147516757
  • 9780147516756
  • 1,144,231

About Lisa Graff

Lisa Graff is the author ofAbsolutely Almost, A Tangle of Knots, Double Dog Dare, Umbrella Summer, The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower, The Thing About GeorgieandSophie Simon Solves Them All. A former children's book editor, she's now a full-time writer and adjunct professor. Originally from California, she lived for many years in New York City and nowmakes her home justoutside of Philadelphia. You can visit her online at"
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Praise for "The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower" Lighthearted and . . . enlightening. "Kirkus Reviews" Will enthrall readers. "Publishers Weekly" "This is an entertaining and offbeat outing, following cinematic convention . . . escalating things with cons within cons and subsequent counter-cons . . . [Readers will] relish the twists and turns."--"The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books" "The details of the different scams are fascinating . . . Graff has created an original, dimensional heroine in Bernetta."--"Booklist" "The characters are well drawn, and Bernetta's growing qualms of conscience are believable. Readers will appreciate the well-constructed plot and intriguing snippets of magic slipped in here and there."--"School LIbrary Journal" "Graff successfully diverts the reader's attention in order to spring several surprises along the way while still making Bernetta a genuine and likable character."--"The Horn Book""
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212 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 32% (68)
4 29% (61)
3 26% (56)
2 9% (20)
1 3% (7)
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