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With a perfect twin sister and friends who have everything, Zoey Song can't catch a break from quirky mishaps and hilarious accidents. Trouble follows this mischievous redhead everywhere. Can Zoey find a place in her world where life isn't unbearable? Let's just say, sixth grade becomes quite the journey from self-loathing to self-confidence.

With a perfect twin sister and friends who have everything, Zoey Song can't catch a break from quirky mishaps and hilarious accidents. Trouble follows this mischievous redhead everywhere. Can Zoey find a place in her world where life isn't unbearable? Let's just say, sixth grade becomes quite the journey from self-loathing to self-confidence.
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Sales Rank:
784,281
Pages:
202
Publication Date:
11/13/2018
Series:
Zany Zoey , #1
ISBN13:
9780692908983
Product Dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x0.46(d)
Publisher:
Charlie's Port
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years
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About the Author
Mikayla Grace Lowery was born in China on August 23rd, 2005 in a large city called Chong Qing. Someone took her to an orphanage where she stayed for a year. She was blessed beyond measure to be adopted by Scott and Jenny Lowery of Cartersville, Georgia, one month after her first birthday.
Mikayla is now eleven and still lives in Georgia, bringing joy to everyone she knows. She started writing short stories when she was nine and created the character of Zoey Song at age ten. Thus Zoey's zany life was born.
Charlie's Port publishes Mikayla's monthly blog that explores the art of writing from a child's viewpoint. Charlie's Port is developing the Zany Zoey series and has commissioned her to write a picture book about the eating habits of birds.
Of course Mikayla's favorite thing to do is write. She spent eight years as a competitive gymnast, winning herself over seventy medals. Bent on becoming a professional child author, she has decided to step back from gymnastics to focus on her craft but stays active with CrossFit training. She is the only female in her current group, which consists of many men aged fourteen to fifty. That is no joke.
Mikayla loves all forms of visual art, interior design, and calligraphy. She also plays the piano and is very active at her church. She has been an honor roll student every year and is currently in sixth grade working above grade level in ELA and Math and AP science.
Mikayla is very devoted and never gives up on a goal. She maintains countless proud supporters.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Switch

Chapter 2: The Audition

Chapter 3: Christmas in Colorado

Chapter 4: The Babysitters

Chapter 5: The New Girl

Chapter 6: Businesses

Chapter 7: Track and Field

Chapter 8: Work

Chapter 9: Star Scouts

Chapter 10: News

Chapter 11: Camping

Chapter 12: Movies and Secrets

Chapter 14: Fieldtrip Fun

Chapter 15: Cotillion

Chapter 16: The Graduation Speech

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Editorial Reviews

Lowery writes [her debut] with heart and ends Zoey’s sixth-grade year with a stirring speech about being yourself and learning from one another... This outspoken narrator should monologue her way into readers’ hearts and teach them a few valuable lessons along the way. - KIRKUS Reviews

The mind of Zoey Song is like a torrential river after a storm. Zoey’s Zany Life by Mikayla Lowery is one of the best examples of a child’s mind expressing “stream of consciousness.” This book is a wonderful, wacky adventure. – Portland Book Review

This author brought forth a fabulous read that I will cherish forever and will go back and re-read just so that I can feel what it is to be that age again and again. - Jenny Bynum Reviews

A wonderful read for late elementary/middle schoolers with strong narration, and identity as the main theme. - The Teacher's Closet, Marisa Donnelly

It is astonishing, this deft stream of consciousness created by such a young author. Prodigies are not a dime a dozen and Mikayla Lowery proves to be a gem among even those. - Mary Claire Branton, Artistic Director of Charlie's Port

2018-06-17
What do you get when you combine a free-spirited young girl with a world full of rules? Hijinks—and lots of them.In this debut middle-grade novel, Zoey Grace Song loves to talk, make her special chocolate pancakes, and take charge of any situation. She starts the sixth grade off by constantly getting into trouble—for being a distraction in class, bleaching her hair, and (accidentally) setting off a small explosion in school. She always seems to march to the beat of her own drum, often to her parents' chagrin. Zoey's mostly able to shrug off any naysaying in a refreshingly self-assured fashion, but sometimes the criticisms get to her, especially when she's compared to her perfect twin sister, Zelena. (Thinking about a teacher, Zoey wonders whether "Mrs. Lewis would like me better if I was like Zelena.") In her series opener, Lowery sometimes exaggerates Zelena's maturity or other characters' defining traits to the point of absurdity. But the 12-year-old author displays real empathy when the players have to contend with Zoey's attention-grabbing ways. The protagonist is always excited to be in the spotlight: joining a local Scout troop, starting several businesses, and even hanging her own artwork at museums. When she can't join the track team with her sister, Zoey's upset, but Zelena provides a welcome dose of reality: "This is the first time people will focus on me as me, instead of Zoey's twin." Lowery writes with heart and ends Zoey's sixth-grade year with a stirring speech about being yourself and learning from one another ("It doesn't matter what others think of you, it only matters what you think of yourself").This outspoken narrator should monologue her way into readers' hearts and teach them a few valuable lessons along the way.
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Customer Reviews (1)
I just finished reading this book to my 5th grade class. What a fu ...
I just finished reading this book to my 5th grade class. What a funny and adorable book. The kids could not wait for the next day to continue the Journey in this book. They were laughing throughout the entire book. I highly recommend reading this as a class. Hope she writes a part 2.
- Vhaley
May 9, 2018
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