The School Story

The School Story

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Best friends Natalie Nelson and Zoe Reisman prove that opposites attract and create powerful results. Natalie is the quiet one of the pair, a born writer who has been working on a novel that is almost finished. Zoe is the talker who gets things done, and woe to anyone who stands in her way! When Zoe reads Natalie's manuscript, she doesn't believe how great the story is, and can't wait to read the ending. In fact, she is so convinced that it's a great book, she believes it should be published. And once something gets in Zoe's head, there is no turning back. Zoe sees the perfect opportunity to publish the book—Natalie's own mother is an editor at Shipley Junior Books, but Natalie doesn't want special treatment from her Mom. So, Zoe concocts a scheme that will involve pen names, their English teacher, a phony office, Mrs. Nelson's mean boss, Zoe's lawyer father, and some big media coverage. But will Zoe be able to pull this off? Natalie and Zoe prove that almost anything is possible when you combine talent and ingenuity.
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Edition: EBOOK AUDIO
ISBN: 9780739360569
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CASSIE ERIN MAUL
Sep 18, 2018

I remembered this book from my childhood and when I came back to it, I found the charming story of a girl who wants to be a published author to be just as wonderful to read as when I checked it out from the school library in elementary school.

The characters in the school story are fascinating to watch. From Natalie’s reluctance to work on her story, which, as an author, I recognize as a true problem, to Zoe’s meddling in her friend’s affairs to help her achieve her dream, there is an element of realism. Certainly the story seems far-fetched, but the characters pull it together and help you to believe that it could happen.

The plot is entertaining and I have read this story many times. Each time, I feel as if the author part of me is reawakened. This book is what led me to become an author, and I strongly recommend that those who enjoy writing, or even those who are not sure they can reach their dreams. This book will do its part in reassuring you that anything is possible with hard work and a friend or two.

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deannamt
Oct 17, 2013

It was good but not my favourite.

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deannamt
Oct 17, 2013

deannamt thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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