Something Wiki

 

Finalist for the Speaker's Young Authors Award

Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens Starred Selection

 

Instead of writing in a diary, twelve-year-old Jo Waller secretly edits Wikipedia entries to cope with the worst year of her life.

 

Jo Waller has three brainy friends, two mostly harmless parents, and one deep, dark secret: she edits Wikipedia for fun. But when her twenty-four-year-old brother moves back home with his pregnant girlfriend, Jo is forced to reconcile the idealized version of her absent, cool older brother with the reality of romantic relationships and the truth behind so many embarrassing health class videos.

Praise for Something Wiki:

 

"A charming and painfully honest portrayal of the ups, downs and cruelty of tween girl friendships, with a non-sugar-coated ending that feels both real and hopeful."

Susin Nielsen, author of The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

 

"Sutherland skillfully explores the preteen search for unique identity." 

 School Library Journal

 

"A sweet little novel about a preteen girl who just wants to be heard."  National Post

 

"The writing is fresh and original and right from the start Jo is a person the reader cares about."  Resource Links