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Better Than Weird by Anna Kerz


This stand alone sequel to Anna Kerz’s The Mealworm Diaries continues the story of Aaron Waite, a different boy, who is about to meet his father eight years after his Mother’s death when he was just a baby.  Better than Weird brings us along Aaron’s journey.

Aaron desperately wants to be ‘normal’ and fit in so his dad will like him and not run away again. Aaron’s classmate Jeremy tries to be his friend, but it’s hard when Aaron keeps messing up things.  When Aaron’s dad finally arrives with his surprise, Aaron begins to realize that nobody is perfect and sometimes different is better than weird.

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