Twelve-year-old Sophie Mulvaney's world has been turned upside down. Mom lost her job at the TV station and broke up with Pratik, whom Sophie adored. Her teacher is making them do a special project about risk-taking, so Sophie gets roped into doing a triathlon. And to top it all off, she's started seeing bubbles above people's heads that tell her what these people are thinking. Seeing other people's thoughts seems like it should be cool, but it's actually just stressful. What does it mean that Pratik wishes she and Mom were with him to eat dinner? Is her best friend Kaya really going out with their other best friend, Rafael, whom Sophie also has a crush on? And can Sophie's mom ever go back to her old self? In this funny, heartwarming novel from Abby Cooper, BUBBLES shows readers that people are more than what they seem―or what they think.
"An authentic yet whimsical journey into the life of a 12-year-old girl. Sophie's story offers a bright spot of hope and understanding in a difficult time in a child's life. A funny and sensitive novel, bound to find eager readers." - School Library Journal
"Abby Cooper's books need to be in the hands of all middle grade readers. Her books are so perfect to read together as a family or read aloud in the classroom. My favorite part of these books is the great conversation it starts with kids. Necessary and needed conversations about self-esteem and confidence." - Amber K., 4th grade teacher
"Bubbles is a wonderful middle grade novel about overcoming obstacles, what it really means to understand others, and friendship." - Katie R., 5th grade teacher
"Abby Cooper's style of writing will engage every reader- adolescent or adult! Sophie, the main character, begins to see others' thoughts in little bubbles over their head. This could be a good thing- or is it? Highly recommend this book to all middle grade readers!" - Emily M., 4th grade teacher
"Abby Cooper has a way of storytelling that reminds you of the adolescent you. So real, so rich, so tender. A must read for fourth grades and up!" - Jennifer D., 6th grade teacher
"Charming and heartfelt, this book explores the idea of what would happen if you could see what people were thinking, and how would that change your relationships? The main character's voice is spot on perfect, and her real concerns mirror those of kids her age, even while she grapples with this strange, newfound ability." - Lee Gjertsen Malone, author of The Last Boy at St. Edith's and Camp Griftwood