Darla Decker Hates to Wait

Patience is for people without worlds to conquer. I’m practically a teen, and I have ZERO patience.

Publisher's Note: New eBook Cover effective August 2021

“This novel has the potential to be to a modern audience what [Judy] Blume’s works were to girls of the 70s and 80s, and its blunt honesty and relevant topics make it the preferable choice.” ~ AvidEye

Surviving sixth grade is tough enough with an annoying older brother, a best friend acting distant, and schoolwork. After adding instructive kissing games and the torturous wait for a real date with her biggest crush, Darla is perpetually torn between behaving like an adult and throwing temper tantrums.

Games of flashlight tag, and the crazy cat lady roaming Shiloh Farms in a “demon bus,” serve as distractions during her parents’ quarrels and her anxiety about show choir auditions. Yet the more Darla waits for her adulthood to begin, the more she learns that summoning patience won’t be the hardest part of being eleven.

“In Darla, McHugh has created a character that is dynamic and interesting and while I don’t pretend in any way to really know the mindset of a young, pre-teen girl, I read the prose and I feel like I am hearing the voice of a child. Not the perfected cartoonized version of a child, not as simple fodder for the story, but as a genuine, three dimensional, real child. It brought me back to a lot of the young adult books I would read in grade school, living along with the day-to-day exploits of the protagonist as she deals with the dramas of her life and underneath everything, the ultimate and slow transition into adulthood.” ~ C. Clark, Author

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PRINT BOOK INFO:

Perfect Bound / Softcover:

ISBN: 1622532511
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-251-3
5 x 8 x 0.4684 (0.497 Lbs)
222 Pages (36/Carton)
List Price: $12.95

 

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THE TEAM

Jessica McHugh – Author
Mishael Witty – Editor
Lane Diamond – Senior Editor
Kris Norris – Cover Artist
Robin Jill – Audiobook Narrator

Details
Author:
Series: Darla Decker Diaries, Book 1
Genres: 3.99 eBooks, Coming-of-Age, Young Adult
Tags: Audiobook, eBook, EP Direct
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2014
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Length: 50,809 Words
Narrator: Robin Jill
ASIN: B00KMWQZOQ
ISBN: 9781622532506
List Price: $12.95 Paperback (Available Only from Evolved Publishing)
eBook Price: $3.99
Audiobook Price: $19.95 (May be Adjusted By Retailers)
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