Flip Turns

By Catherine Arguelles

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Thirteen-year-old Maddie just wants her classmate Lucas to leave her alone. He keeps asking her out—as if she hasn’t already said no a thousand times! Focusing on her competitive swim team, the Electric Eels, Maddie tries to ignore him, hoping he’ll stop harassing her.

But then, when someone starts sabotaging Maddie’s family-owned pool—glass on the deck, ketchup in the pool, followed by a “code brown”—Maddie worries it’s her “admirer” trying to get even. After Maddie’s parents rule the problems at the pool just harmless pranks, Maddie and her best friend, Ez, decide to investigate on their own. Could it be Lucas? And how can Maddie get him to leave her alone once and for all? The future of the Electric Eels and Maddie’s family legacy are on the line.

About the Author

Catherine Arguelles has worked as a counselor for middle school students and is the proud parent of two young feminist readers. She lives in Sacramento.

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781631636356
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781631636363
  • Reading Age: from 9 to 13 years
  • Interest Age: from 9 to 13 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.25 x 8 in
  • Publication date: Sep 13, 2022
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 240
  • Imprint: Jolly Fish Press
  • Subjects:
    JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories

Reviews of Flip Turns:

"A solid whodunit for swimming and mystery fans alike." —Kirkus Reviews

“Debut author Arguelles writes sympathetic characters and dialogue that rings true and genuine to the tween experience....A recommended purchase for tween collections where swimming, mysteries, and summer romances are popular.” —School Library Journal

“Arguelles strikes a perfect balance in her descriptions of swim team events and strokes, making the sport accessible to readers who aren't familiar with it and celebrating it with those who are. Recommended for readers interested in mysteries and stories about complex middle school relationships.” —Children’s Literature

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