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New Girl: The Further Adventures of Elinormal

(3 customer reviews)

Elinor Malcolm is ready for the first day of seventh grade, when a last-minute phone call turns her world upside down, and she misses the first week of school. When she returns, she’s known as the new girl, even though she’s not.


In this sequel to Elinormal, Elinor learns all too quickly that people are complicated and relationships take work. Lots of work. As she’s discovering who she is, who she wants to be, and what she wants most in life, Elinor is balancing friendships, old and new. She’s also unraveling her mother’s mysterious past.


New Girl further explores the complexity of friendships, the reality of disappointments, and the trouble with secrets.


FOR READERS Ages 9-12 | Grades 4 – 8

FORMAT  SOFTCOVER | 180 pages, 5″ x 8″

ISBN 978-1-952536-34-2

Meet the Author

" Kate McCarroll Moore has a background in education and was the director of curriculum and instruction for a large school district. She currently teaches online writing courses and is a book coach for a non-profit organization that connects low-income families with access to high quality books. The Poet Laureate for the City of San Ramón, California for three terms, Moore’s latest book of poetry, Avians of Mourning, was released in 2020. She has studied with Naomi Shihab Nye, Tess Taylor, Georgia Heard, and other poets, and believes in the power of poetry to transform lives. "



Ages 9-12, Grades 4 – 8




5″ x 8″

3 reviews for New Girl: The Further Adventures of Elinormal

  1. Tamishly

    This story just stole my heart. I absolutely adore Elinor. She’s one of my most memorable characters ever.

    I really want to get to the other book by the author. I want to get to know Elinor better.

    The story talks about family, friends and most importantly about family ties. I would note that some readers might find the beginning of the story a little difficult to read as it deals with grief and loss of someone near and dear.

    I find the writing so wholesome and soothing. More importantly, whenever I needed comfort for the characters and for myself reading the story, the author knew exactly what to do. I really appreciate this.

    One more highlight of the writing would be that it keeps up with today’s social media use and lingo.

    The chapters are short and the book is short too. But the content is so beautiful. I just appreciate both.

    I really hope we have friends and family who are like these characters. Such a heartwarming story.

    Grab a copy of this book. It feels like a warm bear hug.

  2. Leigh

    I was excited to dive into the sequel to Elinormal and I enjoyed this. I think it does a nice job dealing with challenging parental relationships and the idea that parents have histories that their children have a hard time imagining. This is a quick, engaging read that students will enjoy.

  3. Lauren Miron

    Middle Grades books are hard to nail down based on the complex life of teenagers today, but, Kate McCarroll Moore nailed this one!

    Elinor Malcom is primed and ready for the first day of 7th grade. She’s got her friends on speed dial and her perfect outfit ready, until one phone call changes everything. Her grandmother has passed, and the family has to fly out to take care of the funeral. Staying with her parents as they manage her estate leads Elinor to miss the first week of school, which creates a whole new start for seventh grade.

    When she finally returns, she’s known as the new girl, which is far from the truth. Her diverse group of friends welcome her back with open arms as she settles back in to life as she knows it. Figuring out her relationship with her mom, meeting the new boy at school, and really understanding who her grandmother was take up most of Elinor’s time. Why can’t she and her mom be like everyone else? Who is this boy, and does he feel the same way about her she feels abut him? What did her grandmother do, and why is her family so secretive about her?

    Filled with the complex truths of middle school, this is a window into the world of a preteen. I’m looking forward to adding this one to my classroom bookshelf!

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