By Vikki VanSickle

Scholastic Canada

July 2, 2023



ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and FriendshipHumour

Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

Content Sex Education Sex Positivity

When four friends have their phones confiscated in class, Sunny (not her real name) comes up with the idea of a secret shared journal, where she, Twix, Hoops, and MP can communicate, share thoughts and pass them on. The pages of the book they jokingly refer to as the P.A.D. (pass-around diary) become filled with sweet, funny, sharp, and important insights that speak to navigating middle grade life―friendships, crushes, consent, bodies, parents, siblings, periods, sports and student life.