After summer vacation, Max is back at school in France to tackle seventh grade, which turns out to be even harder than sixth grade. In his journal, he recounts his over-the-top crush, fighting with his best friend Tom, his mom losing her mind with yoga and new-age parenting, and his friends’ attempt at making smiley-themed clothing with unique illustrations and plentiful smileys.
Anne Marchand Kalicky is, first and foremost, passionate about reading and literature. After studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, Kalicky worked as an editor for several French publishing houses (Hachette Jeunesse, Denoël, Fayard, Tourbillon). Since then, she’s established herself as an editor and writer, authoring or co-authoring twenty-three different books on a wide range of subjects.