The School Story by Andrew Clements

Natalie's best friend, Zoe, is sure that the novel Natalie's written is good enough to be published.  But how can a 12 year old girl publish a book?  Natalie's mother is an editor for a big children's publisher, but Natalie doesn't want to ask for any favors.

Then Zoe has a brilliant idea: Natalie can submit her manuscript under a pen name (Cassandra Day), with Zoe acting as her literary agent.  But it's not easy for 2 sixth graders to put themselves over as grown-ups, even with some help from a couple of real grown-ups who are supportive but skeptical.  The next best-selling school story may be in their hands----but can Natalie and Zoe pull off their masquerade?

Read The School Story to find out, and then join us on Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00 in the afternoon to discuss this entertaining book.  Snacks will be provided.