The Makeover of James Orville Wickenbee

The Makeover of James Orville Wickenbee

Anya Bateman

Anya Bateman

"I have a plan!" I said excitedly to James and Alex. "Picture a huge banner with a before picture of you, James, on one end. The banner reads: 'Watch James Wickenbee turn into Super-Jim!'""A before picture?" James looked confused. "Before what?""On one end we place a large picture of what you look like now. But on the other end, we leave a blank square for another picture of you. Under it we write 'Fairport's Next President.' As the campaign progresses, James, you improve . . . well, your appearance improves. A day or two before the election we place a picture of the new and improved you in that spot. Your new picture, the after picture, which shows you as Super-Jim."At Fairport High School, Jana has taken on a special project. She's determined to turn James Orville Wickenbee, her brother's new best friend, into one of the "cool kids." After all, Jana can't afford to have James — a "nobody," not to mention a Mormon — ruin her plans to get her brother...
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I Just Got a Letter from Allyson Pringle

I Just Got a Letter from Allyson Pringle

Anya Bateman

Anya Bateman

Kendall's senior year of high school is turning out to be perfect — he's preparing to go on a mission, and things are good at home, at school, and with his friends. Best of all, the most popular and funny girl in school — Allyson Pringle — is in two of his classes. As the two become friends, Kendall realizes that Allyson's bright laughter is hiding some deeper pain. He wants to help her, and he thinks the gospel might be the answer she is looking for, but their friendship falls apart when Allyson cheats on a test for Kendall without telling him. In this fastpaced, YA LDS novel, Kendall learns about honesty, friendship, and the benefits that come from doing the right thing for the right reasons.
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