By Jenny Lundquist
Popularity has its pitfalls, and Polly is researching them firsthand during this middle-grade M!X novel.
Polly Pierce likes being the second-most well known lady at Winston Academy, correct after her BFF, Kelsy. reputation comes with specific privileges, like a seat on the most sensible desk within the cafeteria and a coveted spot at the making plans committee for the school’s great expertise express pageant, Groove It Up! and because all Polly has to do is believe no matter what Kelsy says, being renowned is easy—even if children do name her “Plastic Polly” at the back of her back.
But whilst a freak coincidence takes Kelsy out of the image, Polly is abruptly in control of the Groove It Up! committee. She’s now not ready for her new status—and nor is an individual else. Backstabbing neighbors, an intimidating overwhelm, and diva calls for from an injured Kelsy all threaten to derail Polly’s plans. Can she turn out to everyone—and herself—that she has a character of her personal?
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So probably after this can be over, do you think that i'll name you? ” I shake my head. “I want. I’m at present grounded, and phoneless. yet are you going to Maple Oaks excessive subsequent yr? ” After Justin nods I say, “Me too. See you there? ” Justin smiles. “See you there. ” He turns to stroll away. “But I’m nonetheless going to win this day. ” “Dream on,” I name. “You dream on,” Justin says sooner than he disappears behind the curtain. “You don't know what we’re making plans. ” I don’t have time to consider no matter what American River has deliberate, simply because either school’s expertise groups arrive, and chaos ensues. behind the curtain I positioned a line of duct tape at the ground, dividing the distance into equivalent sections. Justin directs his staff degree correct to the yankee River part, whereas I herd my workforce level left to the Winston Academy part. After that I spend ten mins assisting Tasha and Dominique find their costumes, which appear to have all of sudden long gone lacking. Mr. Fish’s daughters arrive, and that i assign the 3 oldest to the price tag and refreshment tables. Then I support Justin separate Kristy and the captain of the yank River cheerleading squad, who get right into a name-calling fit. “Thanks for no longer boycotting with Melinda and Jenna,” I say to Kristy as we stroll again to the Winston part. “Melinda and Jenna have to get a grip,” Kristy says with a livid examine American River’s cheerleaders. She glances over at Justin. “So he’s their PlanMaster? He’s lovable, in a dorky type of manner. ” “Yeah, i suppose. yet I promise, I wasn’t—” Kristy waves her hand. “Whatever. i believe i think you. And both approach, I’m gonna wipe the ground with their cheerleaders. ” “That’s the spirit. ” We high-five, and Kristy is going again to her ladies. mother arrives with truffles, cookies, and several other pies she picked up from Chip’s. “Great. ” I make a payment on my clipboard. “Can you dump them within the lobby? ” mother appears to be like round at humans scurrying left and correct. “Polly, I simply desired to inform you—” “Can it wait? ” I ask, noticing that Kelsey has unsuitable Betsy the gymnast for a more youthful scholar and is making an attempt to shoo her from behind the scenes. “Kelsey! ” I bellow. “Stop messing with my expertise crew! ” Then to nobody specifically I yell, “Where’s this system with all of the acts indexed? Kelsey sincerely wishes one! ” “Didn’t you inform me Melinda was once presupposed to choose them up from the printer? ” Alyssa comes up in the back of me. i glance down at my clipboard. “Shoot! ” “Where are they? ” mother asks. “I can decide them up. ” After I inform mother the identify of the printer, she reaches into her pocket and pulls out my cellphone. “Just in case i must get ahold of you. ” I succeed in for my mobile, yet mother strikes it out of my seize. “However, after this can be over, it’s going correct again into my handbag. ok? ” “Okay. thank you. ” I slip my cellphone into my pocket. whilst mother doesn’t go away, I ask, “Anything else? ” mother fidgets with the strap on her handbag. “I desired to inform you that—” “Would Alyssa Grace and PlanMaster Polly Pierce please report back to the sound sales space? ” booms Mr. Fish’s voice over the sound procedure. “Can we speak later, mother? ” I say, and hurry away.