Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 6, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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Things are so bad, I feel like I'm going to explode if I don't do something...

Everyone has to keep a journal in Mrs. Dunphrey's English class, but the teacher has promised she won't read any entry marked "Do not read this." It's the kind of assignment Tish Bonner, one of the girls with big hair who sit in the back row, usually wouldn't take very seriously. But right now, Tish desperately needs someone to talk to, even if it's only a notebook she doesn't dare let anyone read.

As Tish's life spins out of control, the entries in her journal become more and more private...and dangerous. Is she risking everything that matters to her by putting the truth on paper? And is she risking more by keeping silent?

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User Review  - Tori Cochran - Goodreads

zI really liked this. It was interesting hearing the stuff about the hair in this since it is very outdated now. I liked the main character; she wasn't overly angsty, but she was clearly affected by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanne Stacey - Goodreads

Great book for any teen! Haddix has such a way with teen voices. I truly believed that Tish is a 15 almost 16 year old girl. Her personality is such that I would have expected her to react exactly the ... Read full review

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Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at

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