Hazel Hayes Is Gonna Win This One
When 12-year-old loner Hazel learns her school's popular golden boy is sexually harassing her classmates online, and only she can prove it, she teams up with a couple of new friends to try and take him down.
Publisher: Clarion (formerly HMH, now a Harper imprint)
Publication Date: 2022
ISBN: Coming soon.
"The serious subject matter this novel covers is mediated well through Hazel’s wry narration: She is funny, smart, and well adjusted even if she hasn’t managed to make friends in middle school. The portrayal of the girls’ concerns is also remarkably realistic, from their own reactions and considerations about when to speak up or remain silent to the varied and sometimes-disappointing responses of their parents and teachers." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Maggie Horne is a writer and editor who grew up near Toronto, Canada. She studied at Oxford Brookes University, where she obtained both a BA in Publishing Media and a wife, which was a pretty good deal. She now lives outside of Ottawa with her family. Her writing has been featured in Catapult and on Medium’s Mental Health and LGBTQ pages. HAZEL HAYES IS GONNA WIN THIS ONE is her first novel.
Tags: Middle Grade, Contemporary, LGBTQIA+