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Just Watch Me!

by Silver, Erin

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Twelve-year-old Simon Rosen has qualified for the Canadian Video Game Championships in Vancouver. If he can get straight As in school, his parents have agreed to take him. The stakes are especially high. His parents are always fighting, and if he can just get them to Vancouver - the place where they fell in love - maybe he can save his family from the brink of divorce.

Straight A's aren't usually a problem for Simon, but this semester he's enrolled in Technology and the class isnt what he expected. Instead of building robots or flying drones, it's a social media course! To get an A, he needs to create "engaging content" on his own live-streaming VideoKids channel. Simon hates being the centre of attention and no matter how hard he tries to record good live-streaming videos, something always goes wrong! From accidentally recording his mom's underwear and giving his dog mouth-to-mouth to having diarrhea live online, Simon can't do anything right.

Life is extra complicated because Simon has a secret crush on his best friend Jocelyn - an MMA champion originally from the Philippines. She also desperately needs an A in Tech class if her parents are going to let her continue her MMA training. The two friends find themselves in direct competition when their Tech teacher announces that only one student will receive an A. Add to the mix the Mendelson twins - two bullies who are out to get Simon - and Simon is in for the toughest semester of his life.

About the Author

Silver, Erin

ERIN SILVER has been writing professionally for almost 20 years. She has a degree in journalism and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, Today's Parent, The Globe and Mail and many other national magazines and newspapers. She has also blogged for several media outlets including Huffington Post. Erin's picture book, The Slap Shot, was named a finalist in the 2017 CANSCAIP Writing for Children Competition. She also won the bronze medal in the Common Deer Press Uncommon Quest Contest. Erin lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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