Darla Decker Shakes the State
Cigarettes, shoplifting, and show choir.... I’m sure it will be a doozy of a 7th grade!
“Between the annoying older brother, mostly supportive parents with their own problems, and all the anxiety of early puberty, Darla reminded me of my earlier teenage years in an almost uncomfortably realistic way (which is a high compliment).” ~ Kimberly Lacey
Seventh grade starts on a hopeful note when Darla Decker and the Fairmount Fifteen are invited to the State Show Choir Competition at Coaster Kingdom. Although she’s made a no-dating bet with Nate, she’s jealous of her friend Reggie’s cell phone, and her parents are constantly at each other’s throats, Darla remains determined to make seventh grade the best year ever.
Will the temptation of raising mischief be too strong for Darla? In the race to act like an adult, will she stay on the straight and narrow, or will she convince herself that bad deeds aren’t bad if done for the greater good?
“Once again McHugh delivers with this coming of age series. It definitely hits you right in the feels over and over!” ~ Mad Mae