There’s trouble at Hat City Middle School! This first volume in an exciting new series by the author of the popular Sisters 8 series introduces readers to the six guys and six girls who make up a special class at Hat City Middle School. When a substitute teacher says something she shouldn’t, the girls are outraged. Then their regular teacher makes matters worse, and everyone is outraged. Soon the guys and girls are facing off about everything, but will it end in victory or disaster? Told in alternating first-person plural viewpoints, GUYS AGAINST THE GIRLS is as original in its execution as any middle-grade novel out there today.
Targeted Age Group: 8-12
Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of 31 books for adults, teens and children, including the wildly popular Sisters 8 series for young readers, which she created with her husband and daughter.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Guys Against the Girls was inspired by an incident that happened at my daughter’s school. She had a substitute teacher who so favored the boys in math, she didn’t even call on the girls and at the end of the day she had the audacity to trumpet that her experience had confirmed her suspicions, that guys were superior to girls at math! Then, after I wrote Guys Against the Girls, a few kids who read that early on became so enamored of the character Robbie Knightley, I realized he needed his own book, hence Book 2 in the series, ROBBIE KNIGHTLEY.