Humor, agriculture and young love all come together in Joan Bauer's first novel, set in rural Iowa. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Morgan's life would be almost perfect if she could just get her potentially prize-winning pumpkin to put on about 200 more pounds--and if she could take off 20 herself... in hopes of attracting Wes, the new boy in town.
Ninth Annual Delacorte Press Prize for an Outstanding First Young Adult Novel.
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Sixteen year-old Ellie has spent months growing a super-sized pumpkin she calls Max. Every year the prize for biggest pumpkin goes to the town oaf, Cyril, who rubs it in everybody's face. This year ... Read full review
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Everything this Newbery winning author writes is a gem. This is a laugh out loud book with a creative turn of a phrase. The images are crisp and the feelings produced are lovely. In many ways it ... Read full review