Mission Impossible

by Beth Goobie

Red Deer Press | Trade Paperback

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Nominee, Governor General''s Literary Award for Children''s Literature - Text

Jill Gilbert doesn''t like the high school Lovely Legs Contest. For one thing, it''s sponsored by the football team headed by her brother. For another, the school newspaper she writes for came up with the idea. But more important, it boils her blood that guys like her brother make so many assumptions about what girls like.

So why does she end up entering the competition? Maybe for the same reason she tried out for the football team. Maybe for the same reason she''s obsessed with the movie The Mission. Jill is nobody''s pushover.



Mission Impossible is a tough sensitive teen novel. Jill, the narrator, is wickedly funny and heartbreakingly honest as she wrestles with sexism in her school and demons in her head. She comes close to going over the edge in more ways than one but triumphs in a way she could never have predicted. Right now, though, she''s stuck in a jungle of tangled thoughts and leg hairs on what seems like an impossible mission.


Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 in

Publisher: Red Deer Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0889951144

ISBN - 13: 9780889951143

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Mission Impossible

by Beth Goobie

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 in

Publisher: Red Deer Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0889951144

ISBN - 13: 9780889951143

About the Book

Jill Gilbert doesn't like the high school Lovely Legs Contest. For one thing, it's sponsored by the football team headed by her brother. For another, the school newspaper she writes for came up with the idea. But more important, it boils her blood that guys like her brother make so many assumptions about what girls like. So why does she end up entering the competition? Maybe for the same reason she tried out for the football team. Maybe for the same reason she's obsessed with the movie The Mission. Jill is nobody's pushover. Mission Impossible is a tough sensitive teen novel. Jill, the narrator, is wickedly funny and heartbreakingly honest as she wrestles with sexism in her school and demons in her head. She comes close to going over the edge in more ways than one but triumphs in a way she could never have predicted. Right now, though, she's stuck in a jungle of tangled thoughts and leg hairs on what seems like an impossible mission.

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Nominee, Governor General''s Literary Award for Children''s Literature - Text

Jill Gilbert doesn''t like the high school Lovely Legs Contest. For one thing, it''s sponsored by the football team headed by her brother. For another, the school newspaper she writes for came up with the idea. But more important, it boils her blood that guys like her brother make so many assumptions about what girls like.

So why does she end up entering the competition? Maybe for the same reason she tried out for the football team. Maybe for the same reason she''s obsessed with the movie The Mission. Jill is nobody''s pushover.



Mission Impossible is a tough sensitive teen novel. Jill, the narrator, is wickedly funny and heartbreakingly honest as she wrestles with sexism in her school and demons in her head. She comes close to going over the edge in more ways than one but triumphs in a way she could never have predicted. Right now, though, she''s stuck in a jungle of tangled thoughts and leg hairs on what seems like an impossible mission.


About the Author

Beth Goobie is a Red Deer Press author.

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Jill Gilbert thinks her high school's Lovely Legs Contest is wrong and goes against some of her principles. But she ends up entering the contest anyway! Why? For the same reasons she tried out for the football team. Jill has decided no one can tell her what she can or can't do. Headstrong and stubborn, she forges on in her quest for equality But does she go too far?

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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