Diana Harmon Asher, "Sidetracked"

If middle school were a race, Joseph Friedman wouldn’t even be in last place

—he’d be on the sidelines.

Diana Harmon Asher, "Sidetracked" With an overactive mind and phobias of everything from hard-boiled eggs to gargoyles, he struggles to understand his classes, let alone his fellow classmates. So he spends most of his time avoiding school bully Charlie Kastner and hiding out in the Resource Room, a safe place for misfit kids like him.

But then, on the first day of seventh grade, two important things happen. First, his Resource Room teacher encourages (i.e., practically forces) him to join the school track team, and second, he meets Heather, a crazy-fast runner who isn’t going to be pushed around by Charlie Kastner or anybody else.

With a new friend and a new team, Joseph finds himself off the sidelines and in the race (quite literally) for the first time. Is he a good runner? Well, no, he’s terrible. But the funny thing about running is, once you're in the race, anything can happen.Diana Harmon Asher

Diana Harmon Asher is the mother of three sons and is deeply immersed in reading and writing programs at the nonprofit organization the Children’s Village and at Blythdale Children’s Hospital, both in Westchester, New York. This is her debut novel.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
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ISBN: 9781419726019
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 22nd, 2017