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Smart and sassy Paris doesn't know what to do with Tanaeja, who picks on Paris's older brother, Michael, for no apparent reason. It wouldn't be a problem if Paris were older than Michael, but the problem is that Michael is three years older than she, in eighth grade. What would people think of Michael if his younger sister defended him? Her older brothers advise her to do nothing for fear that others would label Michael a "wussy" next year in high school, but can she watch her brother getting beat up from one day to the next? While Paris must find her own way out from her troubles, the reader will find her story amusing and entertaining. There is no end to her wisecracks and funny remarks. Vive La Paris by Esme Raji Codell is a must read for smart sassy girls. Also, this title qualifies as an award winner, having received a Sydney Taylor Honor Award, if you are looking for an award winning book for school.