Next to Mexico

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 235 pages
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When Lylice found out she was skipping fifth grade, she was excited. Then nervous. Then excited again. Then terrified. On her first day of sixth grade everything bad that could happen did. But when Senora Schwartz assigned her to be Mexico Mendozaís English Buddy, school got a little better. Then a lot better. Then not as better. Then much, much worse.
This is the story of her first quarter at Susan B. Anthony Middle School. And itís the story of how to get away with something that grownups will first not like, then, after they think about it, wonít mind. And will actually think was a good idea. Oh, and itís about doing something so stupid because of a boy and worrying that your best friend will ever talk to you again.
  

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Review: Next to Mexico

User Review  - Jennifer Wardrip - Goodreads

Reviewed by hoopsielv for TeensReadToo.com Lylice is an eccentric girl who is skipping a grade and going straight into sixth. Is she ready for the changes that middle school brings? After all, her ... Read full review

Review: Next to Mexico

User Review  - Ms. Garrett - Goodreads

This was a great story of friendship. It deals with several issues, without being preachy. Lylice, who skipped 5th grade, is assigned as Mexico's English Buddy at the beginning of sixth grade. They ... Read full review

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Jennifer Nails lives in New York City with her husband and son. She teaches improvisation and writing at the New York Film Academy and the People's Improv Theater.

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