Twelve-year-old Sophie Mulvaney’s world has been turned upside down. Mom lost her job at the TV station and broke up with Pratik, whom Sophie adored. Her teacher is making them do a special project about risk-taking, so Sophie gets roped into doing a triathlon. And to top it all off, she’s started seeing bubbles above people’s heads that tell her what these people are thinking. Seeing other people’s thoughts seems like it should be cool, but it’s actually just stressful. What does it mean that Pratik wishes she and Mom were with him to eat dinner? Is her best friend Kaya really going out with their other best friend, Rafael, whom Sophie also has a crush on? And can Sophie’s mom ever go back to her old self? In this funny, heartwarming novel from Abby Cooper, BUBBLES shows readers that people are more than what they seem―or what they think.

Publisher ‏: ‎ Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (July 3, 2017)

Hardcover ‏: ‎ 272 pages

ISBN ‏: ‎ 9780374302900

Reading age ‏: ‎ 10 – 12 years

Lexile measure : ‎ 710L

Praise for Bubbles

“A funny and sensitive novel, bound to find eager readers.” —School Library Journal

“Bubbles is a wonderful middle grade novel about overcoming obstacles, what it really means to understand others, and friendship.”Katie R., 5th grade teacher

“Abby Cooper has a way of storytelling that reminds you of the adolescent you. So real, so rich, so tender. A must read for fourth grades and up!” —Jennifer D., 6th grade teacher

“The magical spin [Cooper] gives to her lead character adds a lightness to the story that may be appreciated by younger readers.” —Booklist

“Cooper revisits quirky maladies and middle school friendships. . . . Sophie addresses the thought bubbles she sees with the aid of a therapist, which the author handles straightforwardly.” ― Kirkus Reviews