Penelope (aka Peppi) has a pretty rough start when she begins classes at a new middle school. On the first morning of the first day, she manages to trip in the hallway and scatter books and papers everywhere. When Jaime, a kind, but nerdy boy, attempts to help her and the mean kids laugh at them, she screams at him to leave her alone. She almost instantly regrets her action, but can't seem to find a way to apologize and avoids him like the proverbial plague. Peppi finds friends among the Art Club and things are going pretty well, but then - horror of horrors - the science teacher assigns Jaime to be her tutor! What's a girl to do? Skip the sessions and flunk science or just face the music? Maybe art can meet science and have something positive emerge. You'll have to read Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova to find out.
Are you heading back to class or just wanting to relive those days? If so, check out these graphic novels about the school experience...they've got to be more fun than a calculus textbook!