The Battle of Darcy Lane

I’m so excited about THE BATTLE OF DARCY LANE, my first novel for middle-graders, ages 8-12. Check out this amazing book trailer made by Teeny Tiny Filmworks, a group of 11- and 12-year old filmmakers.

“Quietly empowering…readers searching for something similar to Beverly Clearly or Judy Blume need look no further.”—Booklist

“Altebrando brings rich, realistic depth to all of her characters . . . It’s a smart, sensitive portrait of an age when change is in the air.”–Publishers Weekly

“Altebrando’s clear, intelligent writing captures the sweet details that comprise Julia’s everyday life . . . charming and authentic.”–School Library Journal

“Nice girls, mean girls, in-between girls—this is a friendship story like no other. Pick it up and you won’t be able to put it back down.”—
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle

“A compassionate and honest look at the heart and mind of a twelve-year-old girl and the battleground of middle-school friendship. Girls everywhere will cheer for Julia because they know exactly how she feels.”—Natalie Standiford, author of The Secret Tree