How Do You Lose Those Ninth Grade Blues Author:Barthe DeClements Will Elsie be able to accept her (beautiful!) new self? — Elsie Edwards, star of Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade, is back! She's a whole lot thinner, but not much happier. Sure, she's got a lot of friends now; and she's going out with Craddoc, one of the cutest guys in the whole high school. But even though Elsie looks like "a thin Dolly Parton," s... more »he still can't quite believe that Craddoc really likes her. Her insecurity threatens to ruin their relationship. To make matters worse, Elsie's mother just won't realize that Elsie's growing up and doesn't need to be watched over all the time. It all adds up to make ninth grade a lot more trouble than Elsie had counted on.« less
This is part of the "Nothing's Fair In Fifth Grade" series....it was interesting to read some of the changes in Elsie's life as she changed from fat girl to pretty girl and began dating a "popular boy".