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Author, Jen Calonita will be visiting Ms. Maresca's Creative Writing class on Thursday, May 16th during 8th period. We will be raffling off 10 paperback copies of her novel, Belles. Her third book in the Belles series, The Grass is Always Greener, was just published on April 16th. Calonita has written over 12 books for young adults, including the very popular Secrets of My Hollywood Life series. We are honored to have her back at Mepham High School. For details about her first visit to Mepham in 2008 click here. This event is sponsored by the National English Honor Society.
"Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her life by the boardwalk on the supposed wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina. But when tragedy strikes, a social worker sends her to live with a long-lost uncle and his preppy, privileged family. Isabelle is taken away from everything she's ever known, and unfortunately, inserting her into the glamorous life of Emerald Cove doesn't go so well. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn't thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and in, addition to dealing with all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates' Southern charm, Isabelle finds out a secret about her new family that she can't ignore."