Author(s): Louis Sachar
Nobody understands why Angeline is so smart. She could read the first time she picked up a book, she can play the piano without ever having had a lesson, and she even knows what the weather is going to be. But being smart is causing Angeline nothing but trouble. The mean kids in school call her a freak, her teacher finds her troublesome, and even her own father doesn't know what to do with an eight-year-old girl who seems to be a genius. Angeline doesn't want to be either a genius or a freak. She just wants the chance to be herself and be happy. But it's only when she makes friends with a boy the kids call "Goon" and the teacher they call "Mr. Bone" that Angeline gets that chance.
Available for the first time in the UK, this is one of Louis Sachar's first novels. A delightful and delicately told story of familial pressure, growing up and being a little more than ordinary.
Louis Sachar is the author of prize-winning and bestselling HOLES, as well as the 2006 hardback success SMALL STEPS. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he writes his wonderful novels for young readers.