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Something Wiki
By (author): Suzanne Sutherland
9781459728219 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance Toronto Jan 03, 2015
$12.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.43 in | 120 gr 160 pages Dundurn
Young Author's Award 2016, Short-listed Dewey Divas and the Dudes Fall Picks 2014, Commended CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2015) 2015, Commended
2016 Young Author's Award — Shortlisted
CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2015) - Commended

Instead of writing in a diary, twelve-year-old Jo Waller secretly edits Wikipedia entries to cope with the worst year of her life.

Jo Waller has three brainy friends, two mostly harmless parents, and one deep, dark secret: she edits Wikipedia for fun. But when her twenty-four-year-old brother moves back home with his pregnant girlfriend, Jo is forced to reconcile the idealized version of her absent, cool older brother with the reality of romantic relationships and the truth behind so many embarrassing health class videos.

With the young couple moving back into the family home, there’s barely enough room for anyone to move, let alone have any privacy. Throw in some major friendship turbulence, a seriously unrequited crush, and a mortifyingly bad haircut, and it’s looking like Jo will be lucky to make it out of the year alive. When you’re a pizza-faced dork who uses Wikipedia as a diary and would rather wear ancient hand-me-downs than shop at the mall, what’s the upside? Jo is about to find it in the most unlikely way.

Suzanne Sutherland is a writer for children and teens. Her first novel, When We Were Good, received critical acclaim and was selected for the American Library Association’s Rainbow List. She also works in children’s publishing and is the co-founder of the Toronto Zine Library. She lives in Toronto.

A charming and painfully honest portrayal of the ups, downs and cruelty of tween girl friendships, with a non-sugar-coated ending that feels both real and hopeful. - Susin Nielsen, author of The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

A new Suzanne Sutherland novel for young readers is a cause for celebration. In Something Wiki, she channels the tween voice brilliantly, and brings to life the excruciating confusion, body-image issues, out-of-control acne, massive crushes, and friendship growing pains. - Emily Pohl-Weary, author of Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl

Puberty is gross. It's greasy, smelly, sticky and full of embarrassing bodily fluids. Sutherland writes about the physical realities of puberty without reservation or judgment, something her young readers will appreciate. - Vikki VanSickle, author of Summer Days, Starry Nights

A quick, light read that confronts universal issues tweens face in their lives. Jo is an honest, likeable girl trying to find her way through uncharted territory without a map. - CM Magazine

Set on Toronto streets in the year 2000, Sutherland’s first novel [When We Were Good] keeps the story fresh. A bit like Weetzie Bat with the wings ripped off. - Globe and Mail, for When We Were Good

The writing is fresh and original and right from the start Jo is a person the reader cares about. - Resource Links (NS)

Sutherland skillfully explores the preteen search for unique identity. - School Library Journal

[A] sweet little novel about a preteen girl who just wants to be heard. - National Post

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