Author(s): James Patterson
In James Patterson's first highly illustrated 'diary fiction' story for teens, the mega-bestselling author's most endearing and original teen heroine ever proves that everyone can use a helping hand once in a while. Margaret 'Cuckoo' Clarke recently had a brief stay in a mental institution following an emotional breakdown, but she's turning over a new leaf with her 'Happiness Project'. She's determined to beat down the bad vibes of the Haters, the Terror Teachers, and all of the trials and tribulations of high school by writing and drawing in her diary. And when life gets really tough, she works through her own moments of uncertainty through imaginary conversations with her favourite literary characters. Cuckoo's also got a nearly impossible mission: she, along with her misfit band of self-deprecating friends (who call themselves 'the Freakshow') decide to bridge the gap between warring cliques and 'bring the Nations together'. Not everyone is so willing to join hands and get along, but Cuckoo never stops smiling ...until one of her closest friends, pushed to desperation by a Hater prank, decides that enough is enough.
A highly illustrated teen novel from No. 1 bestselling author James Patterson
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the internationally bestselling author of the Maximum Ride, Confessions, Witch & Wizard, Daniel X and Middle School series. This is as well as writing three of the top detective series around - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Michael Bennett novels - and many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.James was inspired by his son, who was a reluctant reader, to write books specifically for young readers. He is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK. In 2010, James Patterson was voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards in New York.