Over the Top
(Running Press Kids, 2021)
* CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens, Spring 2022
An anxious, under-the-radar sixth grader's move to a new school and decision to audition for the school play backfire spectacularly. How can Diva stay true to herself in an in-your-face, over-the-top world?
This book has it all: page turning tension, humorous situations, realistic characters, and most importantly a loveable and relatable protagonist.
—Eileen Moskowitz-Palma, author of the Popularity Pact duology
Readers will be cheering for Diva, whose humor and personality shine on the page. An encouraging tale of a preteen learning to navigate anxiety and speak up for what she needs.
Will leave young introverts with the sigh of relief that they can be their understated selves and occasionally endure an over-the-top anything, perhaps even to their own benefit.
—Canlit for Little Canadians
Replete with honest characters, an interesting, humorous plot and moments of turmoil, this book is a page-turner that will entertain readers while providing a lesson about being your own person. Highly Recommended.