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Peanut

by Ayun Halliday

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Sadie tells a whopper of a lie in order to fit in at her new high school: She tells people she has a peanut allergy. She even goes as far as ordering a medical bracelet and looks into ordering an epipen. But managing her new life and friendships under the cloud of deception proves much more daunting than Sadie expected. You can't believe what she's trying to do but the authors present Sadie in a sympathetic light that has readers seeing her side of the story. Her palpable guilt rings true, as does the teen scene at school. This book very effectively considers the consequences of deception. Lib note: Passing references to White Russian cocktails, illustration of giving the finger, and a crack about fake orgasms, all perfectly within context but making this more suitable for promoting to high schoolers rather than middle school. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Sadie just transferred to a new school and she is worried about making new friends. She tells everyone she has a peanut allergy, so she has something interesting to talk about. However, Sadie takes the lie too far and now how does she tell the truth to all these great new people.

I love graphic novels that teach a lesson and this is truly a lesson learned with nice illustrations and a realistic and interesting storyline. Often lies start out small and then build a life of their own. Sadie is constantly on edge even though everything is going well in her life and it is a very fascinating story to watch unfold. This is another quick read that is good for middle readers as well as young adults. If you liked Smile and Drama by Raina Telgemeier this is similar and worth a read as well. I’m just sorry the cover is so boring. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
Sadie just transferred to a new school and she is worried about making new friends. She tells everyone she has a peanut allergy, so she has something interesting to talk about. However, Sadie takes the lie too far and now how does she tell the truth to all these great new people.

I love graphic novels that teach a lesson and this is truly a lesson learned with nice illustrations and a realistic and interesting storyline. Often lies start out small and then build a life of their own. Sadie is constantly on edge even though everything is going well in her life and it is a very fascinating story to watch unfold. This is another quick read that is good for middle readers as well as young adults. If you liked Smile and Drama by Raina Telgemeier this is similar and worth a read as well. I’m just sorry the cover is so boring. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
Sadie just transferred to a new school and she is worried about making new friends. She tells everyone she has a peanut allergy, so she has something interesting to talk about. However, Sadie takes the lie too far and now how does she tell the truth to all these great new people.

I love graphic novels that teach a lesson and this is truly a lesson learned with nice illustrations and a realistic and interesting storyline. Often lies start out small and then build a life of their own. Sadie is constantly on edge even though everything is going well in her life and it is a very fascinating story to watch unfold. This is another quick read that is good for middle readers as well as young adults. If you liked Smile and Drama by Raina Telgemeier this is similar and worth a read as well. I’m just sorry the cover is so boring. ( )
  clockwork_serenity | Jan 23, 2016 |
My favorite graphic novel to date. When Sadie and her mother move to a new town, Sadie finds herself as the new girl in a high school where everyone has grown up together. To overcome her shyness and have something to talk about, Sadie tells everyone she has a peanut allergy. She makes friends and even has a boy interested in her, but what will Sadie do when the nurse needs a health sheet from her mother and spare Epipen? Can Sadie fake a peanut allergy, or will she be found out and lose her friends? ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
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"Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone . . . and no one knows you." Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High—pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there's the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential, and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike.

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Nervous about starting her sophomore year at a new high school, Sadie decides to make herself more interesting by claiming to be allergic to peanuts, but her lie quickly spirals out of control.

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