Excellent, Intermediate, Superhero, Bugs, Friends, Middle School, Dance, Popular
Leonard is celebrating his eighteenth birthday in a nontraditional way: planning a murder/suicide. He spends his last day reaching out to the four people who mean most to him. Leonard narrates his last day with reminiscences of how each of these relationships came to be, and he offers a gift to each friend—something to remember him by. This journey through a single day showcases the loneliness, desperation, and resentment that build up in the life of an abused and neglected misfit. Leonard teeters on the tightrope of wanting someone to stop him and needing to make something, anything, happen by the power of his own hand.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Bug Girl 2: Fury on the Dance Floor,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40:
2, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss2/12