Bernice Buttman is tough, crass, and hilarious, and she just might teach you a thing or two about empathy in this debut for fans of The Great Gilly Hopkins.
When you're a Buttman, the label "bully" comes with the territory, and Bernice lives up to her name. But life as a bully is lonely, and if there's one thing Bernice really wants (even more than becoming a Hollywood stuntwoman), it's a true friend.
After her mom skedaddles and leaves her in a new town with her aunt (who is also a real live nun), Bernice decides to mend her ways and become a model citizen. If her plan works, she just might be able to get herself to Hollywood Hills Stunt Camp! But it's hard to be kind when no one shows you kindness, so a few cheesy pranks may still be up her sleeve. . . .
Get ready to laugh out loud--and maybe even shed a tear--with this fantastic new middle-grade voice!---from the publisher
240 pages 978-1524770419 Ages 8-12
Keywords: bullying, bullies, friends, friendship, pranks, empathy, humor, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, family, fitting in, finding yourself
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