The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.
by Kate Messner
Gianna is a strong and eccentric 12-year-old girl who wears her feelings on her sleeve. Despite how dearly Gianna loves her family, she grapples with sharing her family life with her peers in school because they think her family is weird. This is an unforgettable story about friendship, the love of family, and middle school life. Readers can relate to Gianna’s struggle with procrastination and hesitancy in being who you are in front of your peers. Recommended for children ages 9-12.