Molly has blue hair and an antisocial attitude. When she’s assigned to work on an assignment with perky blonde Cassie, she refuses and does the assignment on her own.
This starts a downward spiral that ends in a food fight in the cafeteria. Letting the punishment fit the crime, the principal assigns Cassie and Molly to work together in the cafeteria, but when their private war causes the head of the cafeteria to quit, Cassie and Molly are told that they’re in charge of the cafeteria until they get a vote of approval five times in a row from their fellow students.
But even then, Molly and Cassie can’t seem to work together.
Try this book if you like Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw or Leave the Cooking to Me by Judie Angell.
Frankie is used to being overprotected by her family, even though she hates it. When she discovers that her boyfriend is a member of the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds, a legendary secret society in her boarding school that doesn’t admit women, she sees a way to take control of her own life. Using a fake email address and her wits, she starts manipulating the society behind the scenes in a series of clever pranks.
Try this book if you liked The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian or The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
At Don Carey High School, not caring is a way of life, until Paul Abrams arrives. As he finds himself succumbing to the inertia that pervades the school, his best friend, Sheldon, comes up with a plan. They’re going to put up the worst dressed, least interested student for student body president, just to see what happens and what follows turns out to be more than they bargained for.
Try this if you liked Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar or The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman