The Trouble With Rules, by Bulion, Leslie
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- ISBN: 9781561455768 | 1561455768
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/1/2011
For Nadine Rostraver, fourth grade means peer pressure and new social rules she hadn_t anticipated. For one thing, girls aren_t supposed to hang out with boys anymore. So where does that leave Nadine and her best friend Nick? Then Summer Crawford arrives at Upper Springville Elementary and Nadine_s life goes from bad to worse! Nadine loses her job as the art editor on the class newspaper The Springville Spark and gets in some serious trouble with her teacher, Mr. Allen. But Summer is a free spirit who marches to her own beat. Slowly Nadine realizes that life can be a lot more fun if you call your own tune. Together Nadine, Nick, and Summer decide breaking the rules is sometimes the best thing you can do. Especially when the rules don_t allow you to be yourself. Author Leslie Bulion_s sensitive, realistic look at adolescence and her humorous slant on its unique struggles will resonate with young readers who will recognize themselves and their own dilemmas in her well-drawn characters and their responses to a complicated world.