For fans of Gordon Korman comes a “funny and original” (Kirkus Reviews) middle grade adventure about a school club whose members stumble across video footage of themselves from five years in the future.
What if a school club changed your life forever?
In the second week of seventh grade, Jason Sloan signs up for the brand-new HAIR Club. He and his friends have no idea what it’s about, but since they’re the first to sign up they figure they’ll be in charge in no time. The club turns out to be super weird: using fancy new equipment donated by a mysterious benefactor, the members are supposed to monitor school security footage. Their first assignment: find out what is stealing the cafeteria’s croutons.
Instead of the expected dark cafeteria, the computers show the club members something else entirely: actual footage of themselves as high school seniors, five years in the future! What on earth could be happening? Is it some kind of time warp or alternate reality? Or is it just an unfunny prank? As they scramble to solve the mystery, they can’t help but notice something else—none of them like what they see five years from now. Is there any way to change the future—and their fates?
Figuring out who you are and who you want to become has never been funnier in this laugh-out-loud romp through the perils of middle school—and beyond.
Betsy Uhrig is the author of The Polter-Ghost Problem, Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini, and Welcome to Dweeb Club. She was born and raised in Greater Boston, where she lives with her family and way more books than you are picturing. She graduated from Smith College with a degree in English and has worked in publishing ever since. She writes books for children instead of doing things that aren’t as fun. Visit her at BetsyUhrig.com.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 28, 2021)
Length: 272 pages
Grades: 3 - 7
Ages: 8 - 12
Lexile ® 700L
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