About the book: Madeline Little is Harriet the Spy with a lab notebook in this debut novel full of heart, humor, and a dash of science.
Everything has been going wrong for aspiring scientist Madeline Little, and she's dreading the start of sixth grade. Now that her best friend has moved to a private school, Maddie has no one to hang out with except a bunch of middle-school misfits. And if you add Maddie's blood disorder, which causes public humiliation at the very worst times, it's all a formula for disaster. At least she can rely on her standard operating procedures, the observations and step-by-step instructions she writes in her top-secret lab notebook. Procedures for how to escape a conversation with your mother, how to avoid the weirdos at school -- it's all in there. Fortunately, no one will ever read it.
But does science have all the answers? This future scientific genius might have to experiment with kindness, compromise, and new definitions of friendship before middle school starts to make sense.
(from back cover)
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