Random Acts by Valerie SherrardRandom Acts by Valerie Sherrard

Random Acts

byValerie Sherrard

Paperback | October 4, 2016

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Now in paperback, a laugh-out-loud middle-grade novel featuring three friends whose acts of kindess go terribly awry.

In the haze of a food-induced stupor, Zoey Dalton and her best friends Bean and Jenna make a pledge to begin performing random acts of kindness--anonymously. Their previous track record for altruism is pretty much a flat line, so anything they do to help others is bound to be an improvement.
Or is it?
What if the random acts of kindness are unwanted and misunderstood? What if, instead of spreading joy and good will, the trio's actions stir up trouble, wreak havoc and maybe even cause bodily harm?
That, of course, would be a different story. This story, in fact.
VALERIE SHERRARD has written more than a dozen novels for young people, including Counting Back from Nine, shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the critically acclaimed The Glory Wind. Her work has been shortlisted for numerous Canadian awards, including the Ann Connor Brimer, Red Maple, and Snow Willow Awards. She lives in...
Title:Random ActsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143191055

ISBN - 13:9780143191056


Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll love it! I got a kick out of this novel about three young teens who try for random acts of kindness but end up giving random acts of mayhem. How can such good intentions go so hilariously wrong? Well-written and tremendously entertaining.
Date published: 2015-06-20

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR RANDOM ACTS"The author also achieves the difficult feat of creating authentic middle-grade voices, especially with Zoey, a protagonist who strikes a near-perfect balance between self-deprecation and awkward charm, resulting in a complicated character capable of navigating the pitfalls of her actions in an entertaining and relatable way. " -- Quill and Quire"A very funny insightful novel about growing up that kids will love. Adults won't have any problems liking it either. -- FOUR STARS, CM Magazine