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Jawbreaker / Christina Wyman.

Wyman, Christina, (author.).


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

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Content warning: This book contains themes that might be sensitive for some readers, such as parental alcohol use disorder and one scene in which a parent slaps a child"--Title page verso.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Grades 4-6. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Subject: Bullies and bullying > Fiction.
Orthodontics > Fiction.
Sibling rivalry > Fiction.
Journalism > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
School fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J WYMAN C (Text) 33126025124649 J New Fiction Checked out 06/08/2024
Erlanger Branch J WYMAN C (Text) 33126025124623 JFiction Available -
Independence Branch J WYMAN C (Text) 33126025124631 J New Fiction Available -

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