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'"Bring problems to us before they're too big to handle " the principal advises Zo when she arrives at her new school. But good advice isn't much help to Zo. Her mum's still a workaholic and her best friend is still a thousand miles away back home. Zo soon teams up with fifteen-year-old Missy who is cheeky, smart, a mean soccer player and believes in magic. She's all muscles and attitude like a cattle dog on the warpath. Zo is more laid back - having money makes for a bigger comfort zone even if you are fat and black. A showdown can't be far away when Zo's and Missy's worlds collide.' Source: Publisher's blurb.
Epigraph: California is a Garden of Eden, / It's Paradise to live in or see, / But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot, / If you haven't got the do-re-mi. ('Do-re-mi', by Woody Guthrie).
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