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"This year's going to be a good one. The kind that I need." Twelve-year-old
Easter Ann Peters has a plan to make seventh grade awesome: Operation Cool.
She's determined to erase years of being known as the quiet, straight-A student
who can't think of a decent comeback to a bully she calls Horse Girl. When the
confident new girl, Wreni, becomes her long-needed best friend, Easter lets her
personality shine. The coolest guy in school takes a sudden interest. But as
tough times at school fade away, so does a happy life at home. Mom is drinking,
and Easter works double-overtime to keep their secret in the tiny lakeside town.
Operation Cool derails. Fast. Can Easter discover the solution in time? Or will
seventh grade be her worst year yet?
Jody Lamb, author of middle-grade novel Easter Ann Peters'
Operation Cool, is a passionate advocate for kids with alcoholic loved ones. She
hopes her books generate greater discussion and awareness about coping with the
effects of loved ones' alcoholism. After reading nearly everything written about
alcoholism and its effect on families, she believes there's great need for
contemporary, effective books on the subject for young people. Jody is currently
writing non-fiction books for kids related to seeking help and coping when loved
ones are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Her first young adult novel is also
in progress. Jody is a lifelong fan of books, writing, dogs, peppermint ice
cream, ear-to-ear smiles, insides-twisting laughter and her family. She's been
told she's pretty ungrownup, for a grownup, in a good way. By day, Jody is a
corporate public relations manager. She earned a journalism degree from Michigan
State University. Jody lives in metro Detroit in the beautiful Michigan mitten.
She hopes you'll say hi at JodyLamb.com or connect with her on twitter
(@jodymlamb), facebook.com/JodyLambAuthor and Google+