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One Kid's Trash

One Kid's Trash

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From the acclaimed author of Roll with It and Tune It Out comes a funny, moving, and "not to be missed" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) middle grade novel about a boy who uses his unusual talent for decoding people's trash to try to fit in at his new school.

Hugo is not happy about being dragged halfway across the state of Colorado just because his dad had a midlife crisis and decided to become a ski instructor. It'd be different if Hugo weren't so tiny, if girls didn't think he was adorable like a puppy in a purse and guys didn't call him "leprechaun" and rub his head for luck. But here he is, the tiny new kid on his first day of middle school.

When his fellow students discover his remarkable talent for garbology, the science of studying trash to tell you anything you could ever want to know about a person, Hugo becomes the cool kid for the first time in his life. But what happens when it all goes to his head?

Author: Jamie Sumner
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: 08/31/2021
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.35h x 5.67w x 1.02d
ISBN: 9781534457034
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 7
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 512759 / One Kid's Trash


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2021
Booklist 07/01/2021 pg. 84
Publishers Weekly 08/02/2021

About the Author
Jamie Sumner is the author of Roll with It, Tune It Out, and One Kid's Trash. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. She loves stories that celebrate the grit and beauty in all kids. She is also the mother of a son with cerebral palsy and has written extensively about parenting a child with special needs. She and her family live in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit her at Jamie-Sumner.com.

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