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Jawbreaker / Christina Wyman.

Wyman, Christina, (author.).

Twelve-year-old Max, who has an extreme overbite, must navigate sibling rivalry and middle school bullies.
Max Plink’s life is complicated. Her parents aren’t getting along. The school bullies are relentless, and her own sister is the cruelest of them. Worst of all, her mouth is a mess. With a mismatched puzzle of a jaw, Max has a Class II malocclusion, otherwise known as a severe overbite. She already has braces, which means she lives on Advil and soft foods after each orthodontist appointment. But now Max has to wear painful (and totally awkward) orthodontic headgear nicknamed “the jawbreaker.” Could things get any worse? Yes. The journalism competition Max wants to enter has a video component. But being on camera means showing her face not just to her junior high classmates, but possibly the whole city. Going viral is the last thing Max needs, but winning this competition is what she wants most. Turns out, following her dreams is complicated, too.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374389697
  • ISBN: 0374389691
  • Physical Description: 305 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2023.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Grades 4-6. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Subject: Bullying > Juvenile fiction.
Orthodontics > Juvenile fiction.
Sibling rivalry > Juvenile fiction.
Journalism > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Bullies and bullying > Fiction.
Orthodontics > Fiction.
Teeth > Care and hygiene > Fiction.
Sibling rivalry > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
School fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Bethlehem Main Library jY (Text) 33062009788895 New Juv Middle Reader Available -

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