Bessica Lefter Bites Back
Bessica's settled into middle school life . . . her friendship with Sylvie is back on, she's made some cool new friends, she's dealing with the psycho-bullies, and handling more homework than should ever be allowed. But what's worrying her most these days are her mascot duties. The pressure's on to be the funniest, wildest bear mascot her school's ever seen - and to make sure her rival tiger mascot doesn't humiliate her on the field. Is that even possible?
Bessica Lefter is back, and she is just as socially doomed and imperfect as in The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter. When her best friend, Sylvie, accidently unleashes a rumor about an unpleasant foot fungus, Bessica's already-slumping social status plummets. The ensuing falling-out with Sylvie, the stress of having to split mascot duties with dour Alice Potgeiser, and her unflagging crush on a hunky neighbor all bring about a comical resolution that will have readers laughing aloud while shaking their heads in disbelief. Bessica's imperfection is what makes this a story not only about self-reinvention but also about self-improvement. - Erin Anderson
Bessica Lefter Bites Back was released in hardcover on March 13th, 2012.
Recommended for ages 9 and up, grades 4 and up.
This is the second book about Bessica. Check out the first book, The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter.