OUT OF PLACE - how do you find where you fit in by Jennifer Blecher Middle grade novel published by HarperCollins

A sensitive and compassionate tribute to every child who has ever felt like a misfit…A beautiful story about learning to speak up and taking risks. — School Library Journal

In Cove, Blecher has created a sweet and realistically vulnerable character who longs to feel validated and respected..[A] tender, uncomplicated coming-of-age story that illustrates how hard it can be to fit in at any age. — Publishers Weekly

A thought-provoking tale of childhood isolation and powerlessness is a socially networked world… this recommended read should spark lively discussion. — Kirkus Book Review

Sensitively observed and deeply felt…By the end, all the loose pieces come together beautifully, seamlessly, surprisingly, as if threaded with magic. — Jack Cheng, acclaimed author of See You In the Cosmos

Cove may feel out of place, but she’ll quickly find her place in readers’ hearts. Her voice glows. — Julie Berry, author of The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

A lovely, tender-hearted coming of age story. — Jodi Kendall, author of The Unlikely Incident of a Pig in the City

Twelve-year-old Cove has never left her home on the island of Martha's Vineyard. That used to be okay. Cove had everything she needed, most importantly her best friend Nina. But when Nina moves to New York City, Cove is left behind to face school bullies and an island that feels more like a cage than a home. But opportunities can arise when you least expect them, and friends can appear in the unlikeliest of places.

A voice-driven story about bullying, friendship, and quiet heroes. Perfect for anyone who's ever felt out of place.