Worse than Weird

Hoping to ditch two months of chicken coops, kale, and her parents’ antiscreen rules, Mac MacLeod sets out to win a citywide food cart scavenger hunt and the money she needs for the summer coding camp of her dreams. But Mac discovers more than just clues during her cross-city sprint—like how her weird parents might not be the worst thing compared to the circumstances of those around her. With the same humor and hope of her debut novel, Mostly the Honest Truth, Jody J. Little gives readers another spunky, unforgettable character to root for.

“Plenty of warmth and fun. A good bet for fans of Emma Donoghue’s The Lotterys books or Jennifer Chambliss Bertman’s Book Scavenger series.”—School Library Journal

“Readers will appreciate following the food-focused treasure hunt, Mac's zeal for coding, and her compassionate friends. Earnest, entertaining and original.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Middle-grade readers are bound to enjoy Mac's machinations.”—Booklist