by Kristy Jackson

On Sale: 05/21/2024


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by Kristy Jackson

illustrated by Rhael McGregor

On Sale: 05/21/2024


About the Book

“Brilliant, funny, unputdownable.”– Alice Kuipers, award-winning children’s author

For fans of Remarkably Ruby and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, comedy and cringe come together in this sweet novel about facing your fears.

It’s nothing short of a catastrophe when someone secretly signs up Belinda Houle, the school’s shyest kid, to audition for a play.

Belinda turns to Sally—her unflappable best friend and resident witch—for help. Belinda doesn’t believe in magic, but if Sally says she has a spell for confidence...well, it couldn’t hurt to try it. Could it?

What follows the spell is a series of disasters so disastrous they would have been funny—if only they weren’t happening to Belinda! From eating dog food, to losing her hair in a straightening mishap, to wrecking a mural and ending up with globs of paint on her head, things get worse and worse for Belinda until she must face the facts: One piece of bad luck can be explained away, but this? This is a straight-up curse!

Can she break the curse before the dreamy Ricky Daniels takes notice of her crooked wig?

More importantly, can Belinda battle the very thing she hoped the spell would take away: her embarrassment?

Critical Praise

“Belinda is exactly the character every kid needs and Mortified is exactly the book every kid should read. There is nothing more beautiful than a character who walks you into a complicated life with bravery and intimacy. Never shying away from the reality of anxiety, always offering a way forward, Mortified is a great story full of incredible companions for all young readers.” — Cherie Dimaline, bestselling author of The Marrow Thieves series and Funeral Songs for Dying Girls  


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443472203
  • ISBN 10: 1443472204
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 05/21/2024
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence

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