Junior High Drama: The Runaround Rumor
Allie's a star on the track team at Memorial Middle School, but when she passes out at a local track meet, she's diagnosed with diabetes. Afraid of what the other kids will think she tries to keep it a secret--a plan that backfires when her furtive and erratic behavior leads to r... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Schools, Middle schools, Cartoons and comics, Rumor, Diabetes
||Young Adult Fiction
Description of this Book
Allie's world is turned upside down when she's diagnosed with diabetes. Her over-protective parents are driving her crazy, and she's desperate to keep her condition a secret from her friends. But her secretive ways are awfully suspicious and soon the rumors are flying. Is Allie's reputation ruined for good? With a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts, this Junior High Drama story builds reading skills in interpretation and analysis.
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Louise Simonson writes about monsters, science fiction and fantasy characters, and superheroes. She wrote the award-winning Power Pack series, several best-selling X-Men titles, Web of Spider-Man for Marvel Comics, and Superman: Man of Steel for DC Comics. She has also written many books for kids. She is married to comic artist and writer Walter Simonson and lives in the suburbs of New York City. Sumin Cho has spent her childhood in South Korea and New Zealand. She earned her bachelor's degree from Sangmyung University and BFA in cartooning from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She currently lives with two fellow cartoonists along with a dog and cat duo named Puff and Melon.