by Betsy Byars | Grades: 3-6 | Lexile 700 | Reading Level 4.2
Young love, told by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Summer of the Swans
Simon is in fifth grade, and every time he sees Cybil Ackerman, his heart pounds. Falling in love with her was easy, but winning her is not. Simon's best friend, Tony, is also swooning over Cybil, and he'll stop at nothing to ruin Simon's chances of impressing her. When Simon realizes what Tony is up to, the war is on... but only Cybil can decide the outcome. Who will be the lucky winner of Cybil's heart?
"Young love, fifth-grade variety, portrayed with warmth and humor and that extra, penetrating touch one expects of Byars."--Kirkus Reviews
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