This cute book by Andrew Clements is about two friends, Natalie and Zoe, who are in sixth grade. Natalie writes a short novel about things that happen at school, and Zoe is sure it is good enough to be published. Natalie's mom happens to be a publisher, who has told Natalie that she is looking for stories about kids in school. The girls don't want her to know the book was written by Natalie, so they use a pen name. Zoe acts as Natalie's agent, and with the help of a teacher they set up an "office" and correspond with Natalie's mom through voice mail and official-looking papers. Natalie is nervous that her mom won't enjoy the book, but Zoe is sure there is nothing to worry about. This is a fun story about friendship and kids believing in themselves. 196 pgs, pb.