Lindsay Eland is married to a man with a smile so wide it makes his eyes water and take on the shape of half moons. Together they have four kids who make every day an adventure in love, in laughter, in mystery, and in wonder.
Other little facts? Lindsay has a great big dog named Cowboy, and two rats...yes rats. She's pretty good at imitating people. She will never kill an insect unless it is in her shower. Rainy days are her favorite. Lindsay gets easily sick in the car, on airplanes, and swinging on swings. She has her nose pierced. Making people laugh is the best feeling in the world to her. She love, love, loves to sing and still does ballet, even though it's in her living room. Lindsay has an affinity for chicken fajitas and homemade chocolate chip cookies...though not at the same time. She adores anything chocolate (hold the nuts please), and she's only had long hair once in all her 30 years of life (she was able to keep herself away from scissors for about eight months).
Five unlikely friends. Two bullies. One epic prank. Part The Breakfast Club and part The View from Saturday, this funny, heartwarming novel about friendship and standing up for yourself will appeal to fans of Chris Grabenstein and Jennifer L. Holm.
Adam is the prank mastermind. Perk is his best friend and the computer genius. Pearl is the prettiest girl in school—and a violin prodigy. Ray looks like a big dumb jock, but he secretly wants to be an engineer. And Dutch is the often-bullied dork who is in tune with everyone’s feelings. The five of them couldn’t be more different. But there’s one thing they have in common: they are fed up with Hill Parmar, the school bully—and his dad, their school principal who’s always turning a blind eye. When Hill finally steps over the line, the five unlikely schemers band together for a prank like their middle school has never seen. Lindsay Eland weaves the five alternate points-of-view together for an accessible and funny school story—and a friendship story—for every reader.
Age Level: 8 - 12 / Grade Level: 3 - 7