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This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J Cavanaugh

Move over Diary of a Wimpy Kid-there's a new journal in town and it belongs to Ratchet

Meet Ratchet, an 11-year-old girl who knows more about spark plugs than sleepovers. Homeschooled by her mechanic-environmentalist dad, and with her mother long dead, Ratchet only wants one thing: to belong. This is Ratchet's journal, and in its pages are Ratchet's writings, her poems, and her drawings. Together, they tell Ratchet's story. It's a story about trying to make friends, about fighting to save a park, about the memories of her mother, and about her unlikely friendship with a boy. This journal is her sanctuary. And it's always there for Ratchet when no one else will listen.

Pages: 317 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (April 2, 2013)

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