The Heights, The Depths,and Everything in Between
The Heights, the Depths, and Everything in Between
The Heights, The Depths,and Everything in Between
Sally Nemeth
It's the 1970s, and Lucy can’t imagine anything worse than being a giant with the last name of Small . . . unless it’s entering junior high: a whole new set of kids with the same old jokes. Even worse, her dad has headed out of town to “find himself.” At least she still has Jake, the friend she’s been with since forever. And when school begins, they get each other through everything, from the humiliation of stinking at basketball (Lucy) to the agonies of Mom’s new boyfriend (Jake). Then Jake starts hanging out with resident bad boy Gary Geary. Lucy can’t help worrying about Jake, but somehow her heart races every time Gary looks her in the eye.Despite everything, Lucy and Jake know they can count on each other . . . until their friendship is tested in an unexpected way. Will they be able to stick together? Or is junior high when things change for good? This fastpaced, entertaining, humorous story about friendship and loyalty vividly captures the highs and lows of growing up.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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This book is about a girl named Lucy struggling to defy the stereotypes of life being thrown at her. Her best friend Jake is a midget with a mom that's in love with a man who's not his dad. She and Jake start hanging out more and more with the resident bad kid, Gary. Her dad is currently on the road, and he doesn't seem like he wants to come back. Oh, and Lucy's super tall, but she's got the last name of Small. Watch Lucy come to terms with herself and her friends lives...whenever that happens.

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