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(Orca Book Publishers, 2013)

*Red Cedar Award nominee 2015

*Hackmatack Award nominee 2015-16

 

​Twelve-year-old Luke "Spin" Spinelli is sick of fake-running, fake-laughing and fake-pointing. Sure, he once made the cover of Baby Show magazine, but now his secret modeling career is making him miserable.  

 

Kirkus Reviews "The entertainment value stays high. Plenty of fun, and substance too."

School Library Journal "A witty narrative that embraces important themes...this laugh-out-loud funny novel considers bullying, lying, and appreciating one’s special gifts."

CM Magazine "...funny and easy to read and will be extremely popular. Highly Recommended."

Resource Links "Hughes inserts life lessons in her humourous prose."

Booklist Online  "The tone is breezy and the characters just larger than life ... a fun jaunt through school, friendship, hockey, and the unglamorous life of the child model."