Bad Apple by Laura RubyBad Apple by Laura Ruby

Bad Apple

byLaura Ruby

Hardcover | June 17, 2013

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"If I really wanted to open up, I'd confess that I really am the liar everyone believes I am."

High-school junior Tola Riley has green hair, a nose ring, an attitude problem, and a fondness for fairy tales, which are a great escape from real life. Everyone thinks she's crazy; everyone says so. Everyone except Mr. Mymer, her art teacher. He gets her paintings and lets her hang out in the art room during lonely lunch periods.

But then rumors start flying and Tola is suddenly the center of a scandal. The whole town is judging her—even her family. When Mr. Mymer is suspended for what everyone thinks is an affair, she has no choice but to break her silence. Fairy tales won't help her this time . . . so how can she tell the truth? And, more importantly, will anyone believe her?

Laura Ruby is the author of books for adults, teens, and children, including the Edgar-nominated mysteryLily's Ghosts, the 2006 Book Sense PickGood Girls, and the acclaimed novelsPlay MeandBad Apple. She is on the faculty of Hamline University's MFA in writing for children and young adults program and lives in the Chicago area.
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Title:Bad AppleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.85 × 0.94 inPublished:June 17, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061243302

ISBN - 13:9780061243301

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad Apple by Laura Ruby Tola Riley is a misunderstood artist who is obsessed with fairy tales. At age 16, she is trying to find her identity and footing in the world. She bonds with the new art teacher Mr. Mylner who understands her. After an innocent visit to a museumn with she and Mr. Mylner rumours fly. Finally through her art, Tola stands up for herself. That would be my favorite part of the book. Instead of loud name calling and postering, one can express themselves quietly and powerful through their art.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad Apple by Laura Ruby Tola Riley is a misunderstood artist who is obsessed with fairy tales. At age 16, she is trying to find her identity and footing in the world. She bonds with the new art teacher Mr. Mylner who understands her. After an innocent visit to a museumn with she and Mr. Mylner rumours fly. Finally through her art, Tola stands up for herself. That would be my favorite part of the book. Instead of loud name calling and postering, one can express themselves quietly and powerful through their art.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad Apple by Laura Ruby Tola Riley is a misunderstood artist who is obsessed with fairy tales. At age 16, she is trying to find her identity and footing in the world. She bonds with the new art teacher Mr. Mylner who understands her. After an innocent visit to a museumn with she and Mr. Mylner rumours fly. Finally through her art, Tola stands up for herself. That would be my favorite part of the book. Instead of loud name calling and postering, one can express themselves quietly and powerful through their art.
Date published: 2018-08-21

Editorial Reviews

“A good coming-of-age story where boy meets reality and discovers he may have to rethink the rest of the story.”