Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone (Hardcover)
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Mallory tries so hard to teach the new girl Jennifer the cardinal rule of middle school: you have to fit in. When Jennifer goes missing, Mallory uses Jennifer's alien hunting journals to track her down, but that means Mallory must come to terms about the reason Jennifer ran in the first place. A tender novel about friendships, middle school, and the power of an individual.— Chelsea
Sometimes middle school can make you feel like you're totally alone in the universe...but what if we aren't alone at all?
Thanks to her best friend, Reagan, Mallory Moss knows the rules of middle school. The most important one? You have to fit in to survive. But then Jennifer Chan moves in across the street, and that rule doesn’t seem to apply. Jennifer doesn’t care about the laws of middle school, or the laws of the universe. She believes in aliens—and she thinks she can find them.
Then Jennifer goes missing. Using clues from Jennifer’s journals, Mallory goes searching. But the closer she gets, the more Mallory has to confront why Jennifer might have run . . . and face the truth within herself.
Tae Keller lights up the sky with this insightful story about shifting friendships, right and wrong, and the power we all hold to influence and change one another. No one is alone.
"Keller’s skillful interior narration puts us inside Mallory’s skin, even when it makes us uncomfortable." —The New York Times
★ “A mesmerizing look at bullying and its aftereffects.” —Kirkus, starred review
★ “By setting the victim, the missing Jennifer, into the narrative background, Keller directs the flood light onto Mallory and company and aims responsibility (and possible redemption) right where it belongs.” —The Bulletin, starred review
★ “With an appeal to a wide variety of readers, this genre fusion is highly recommended for all library shelves.” —School Library Journal, starred review
★ “The emotionally absorbing story is full of thought-provoking explorations on self-confidence, forgiveness, and friendship while illuminating parallels between alien and human struggles.” —Booklist, starred review
★ “Keller uses a vulnerable first-person narrative that alternates between past and present to sensitively detail the emotional roller coaster of navigating changing social rules, the anxieties of being oneself, and the process of coming to terms with one’s flaws.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review