The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (Puffin Modern Classics)

The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (Puffin Modern Classics)

The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (Puffin Modern Classics)

Marcy Lewis hates her life, until she meets Ms. Finney, an English teacher who treats kids like human beings. Marcy has never met anyone like her, and suddenly life has a purpose. . . .

From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7–Misunderstood, overweight, and convinced that she'll never get a date, Marcy Lewis wants nothing more than to be "normal." Her admiration and defense of Ms. Finney, an outspoken English teachers with the courage of her convictions, provides a way for Marcy to reexamine what's important to her and to stand up for what she believes. First published in 1974, Paula Danziger's compassionate and accurate portrayal of a young girl struggling to find her own voice rings as true today as it did 30 years ago. A full cast brings this modern American classic of teenage angst to life with humor and pathos. In an afterword, Danziger explains how she came to write this novel.–Cindy Lombardo, Tuscarawas County Public Library, New Philadelphia, OH
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