Pippa Park Raises Her Game (Hardcover)

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Pippa Park has great expectations from the start of this story that brilliantly sweeps you up like the Dicken's classic! I cheered for Pippa as she struggles to balance a new life in a new elite school with her hard life at home living with her strict sister and working in the family laundromat. Balancing her two different lives is quite a challenge for this feisty girl.


 This book has all you could want:  wild tales of an old family and their mansion with a musty old lady, mean, snobby girls, lots of basketball playing, a crush-worthy boy, fabulous Korean cooking,  and many mysteries for Pippa to confront including who is the cruel cyber bully and who is the boy in the green hoodie in the park? Pippa Park is simply divine in every way!

— Therese


"Pippa is a magnetic heroine, funny and good-hearted."--Booklist

Readers will cheer on Korean American Pippa Park in this compelling middle grade reimagining of Great Expectations. Navigating friendships and cyberbullying at a new school, Pippa reinvents herself and discovers who she really is.

Life is full of great expectations for Korean American Pippa Park. It seems like everyone, from her family to the other kids at school, has a plan for how her life should look. So when Pippa gets a mysterious basketball scholarship to Lakeview Private, she jumps at the chance to reinvent herself by following the "Rules of Cool."

At Lakeview, Pippa juggles old and new friends, an unrequited crush, and the pressure to perform academically and athletically while keeping her past and her family's laundromat a secret from her elite new classmates. But when Pippa begins to receive a string of hateful, anonymous messages via social media, her carefully built persona is threatened.

As things begin to spiral out of control, Pippa discovers the real reason she was admitted to Lakeview and wonders if she can keep her old and new lives separate, or if she should even try.

Bonus Content in the book includes:

Discussion Questions, Author Q&A, and Korean Language Glossary with Pronunciation Guide

Download complimentary Tween Book Club printable online activities at pippapark.com: word games, make-your-own playlists, discussion questions, and Common Core Language Arts Guide for educators.

About the Author

Debut author Erin Yun grew up in Frisco, Texas. She received her BFA in English from New York University and served as president of its policy debate team. This experience came in handy for her job as the debate consultant for the Tony-nominated Best Play on Broadway--What the Constitution Means to Me. Erin is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and has written reviews and articles for BookBrowse. She currently lives in New York City, and yes--she used to play basketball as a middle grader!
Product Details
ISBN: 9781944020262
ISBN-10: 1944020268
Publisher: Fabled Films Press
Publication Date: February 4th, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English

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