Somebody on This Bus Is Going to Be Famous

Somebody on This Bus Is Going to Be Famous

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Nine ordinary kids ride the same yellow school bus every day--but only one of them is about to be famous

Spencer's the smart kid. Shelly's the diva. Miranda's the scaredy-cat. Matthew's just average (so far). In fact, there's nothing about any of the nine middle-schoolers on Mrs. B's bus route that screams "fame." But before the end of the year, somebody on this bus is going to be famous.

Every morning, their school bus waits at an empty bus stop. Nobody ever gets on. Nobody ever gets off.

And Mrs. B refuses to answer questions about it. Strangest of all, it's Bender the bully who decides to investigate the mystery. But it will take all nine students to find out the truth, for each of them has a clue to the mystery that will change their lives forever.

Award-winning author J.B. Cheaney's new middle grade novel weaves nine distinctive narratives into one fascinating read. Part detective story, part tale of self-discovery, this funny and touching novel is destined to be a modern classic.

Praise for J.B. Cheaney:
"Twists and turns will keep readers in suspense throughout the tale."--School Library Journal on The Playmakers
"The main characters are particularly well drawn and believable..[for] fans of Jack Gantos' Joey Pigza series."--Booklist on Middle of Somewhere
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 27.94mm | 421g
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 140229297X
  • 9781402292972
  • 1,439,381

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"J.B. Cheaney should be famous for this book! Wrapped up in the mystery that drives this story, is a compelling tale of heroism and redemption that shows readers that you should never judge a kid by reputation alone." - A. LaFaye, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Worth
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