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*Grace Notes (Faithgirlz!/Blog On!)* by Dandi Daley Mackall- young readers book review
Also by Dandi Daley Mackall:

Storm Rising (Faithgirlz!/Blog On!)

Just Jazz (Faithgirlz!/Blog On!)

Love, Annie (Faithgirlz!/Blog On!)
Grace Notes (Faithgirlz!/Blog On!)
by Dandi Daley Mackall
Ages 9-12 128 pages Zonderkidz August 2006 Paperback    

Grace Doe is invisible, or so she would like to think. Grace is a sophomore in high school and happy to be ignored by the teachers and students around her. Grace prefers to blog her innermost thoughts and feelings to an unknown audience through the Internet. Grace’s stepsister, though only in middle school, helps Grace with the technical stuff and is the only other person who knows Grace’s secret identity.

Grace’s parents are divorced, and her father has re-married. Grace now lives with her father, his new wife, Lisa, step-siblings Luke and Michaela (better know as Mick) and one-year-old twin brothers. When Grace is in school, she spends most of her time observing people and the way that they talk using body language. She has learned that what people say with their words and what they really mean can often be two separate things. This discrepancy is part of why she prefers to remain a loner. So when someone at her high school discovers her blog and traces its author, Jane Doe, back to Grace, Grace’s private world begins to fall apart.

The short novel presents, as do the others in the “Faithgirlz! Blog On!” series, a realistic picture of high school life and the students and teachers who are a part of every campus. What is different about this story is that Grace learns how to embrace the differences among her fellow students and find her way to become a part of the life around her. Positive sibling relationships and parental relationships abound in this series, also featuring Grace’s friends: Storm the new girl; Jasmine, the artist; and Annie, the pretty one.
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