In the Role of Brie Hutchens…

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Eighth-grader Brie Hutchens is a soap opera lover and aspiring actress at her Catholic school. Her mom nearly catches Brie looking at inappropriate pictures of her favorite soap opera actress, so Brie says that she’s been given the honor to crown Mary for the May Crowning ceremony. Her mom believes this lie, and (as intended) is no longer interested in what Brie was looking at. Her mom will be disappointed if she doesn’t crown Mary, as well as curious why Brie lied in the first place, which is not something Brie wants to explain. Desperate to crown Mary, Brie elicits the help of star student Kennedy Bishop. What she doesn’t expect are the growing romantic feelings she has for Kennedy. Brie must untangle the web of expectations, sexuality, and lies, and along the way discover who she really is.

I thought this book was the perfect blend of dramatic and entertaining. It is a good read for anyone who enjoys stories about finding yourself and having the courage to accept who you are.

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Author Nicole Melleby
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Algonquin Young Readers
Publish Date 2020-04-21
ISBN 9781616209070
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Issue April 2020
Category Tweens


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