Darla Decker Plays It Straight

Darla Decker Plays It Straight

This year, the secrets are coming out. Ooh, 8th grade is gonna be so juicy!

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“What I like about this series is the personal way it relates the female coming-of-age experience, something of a mystery for male readers, but worth looking into for any guy who wants a closer understanding of the women in their life.” ~ Ron Edison

Darla Decker is still shaking from a rough year of seventh grade. Her parents barely speak to each other, her best friend Reggie is dating her lifelong crush, and Nate Young is acting like he’s allergic to the word “boyfriend.”

Troubles aside, Darla is resolved to be on her best behavior and kick off eighth grade with a smile... but even the straightest paths have obstacles.

Darla’s about to learn that the people she knows best can hide the most mind-blowing secrets. Will she show maturity in the face of turmoil? Can she accept the changes rippling through her life? Only time and Darla’s final days in Fairmount Middle School will tell.

“If you are looking for an entertaining read, this is the one. If you haven’t read the rest of the series, you should go back and start with book one because for me, it has been a pleasure to watch these characters grow up and I am certainly looking forward to more installments. Trust me, this is the kind of book where, if you had access to a time machine you would want to take the books back in time and give them to the childhood version of yourself. Then, many years later, when they start making Darla Decker movies, you can tell everyone about how you’ve been hanging out with Darla since you were a kid yourself.” ~ C. Clark, Author

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NOTE: This book has not been released as an audiobook, but with the relaunch in all new venues of Audiobooks 1-3 in this series, we’re hopeful that we’ll be going into production on this one soon. Please stay tuned for updates.



Perfect Bound / Softcover (SECOND EDITION):

ISBN-13: 979-8-89025-078-0
5 x 8 x 0.60
264 Pages
(You can order in any quantity from 1 up.)
List Price: $15.99


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Jessica McHugh – Author
Whitney Smyth – Editor
Kris Norris – Cover Artist
Robin Jill – Audiobook Narrator

Series: Darla Decker Diaries, Book 4
Genres: 3.99 eBooks, Coming-of-Age, Middle Grade, Young Adult
Tags: eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2016
Format: Paperback, eBook
Length: 60,310 Words
Narrator: Coming Soon
ISBN: 9781622532568
List Price: $15.99 Paperback (May Be Adjusted By Retailers)
eBook Price: $3.99
Audiobook Price: Audiobook Coming Soon
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