Dutton Books for Young Readers My Eyes Are Up Here
Dutton Books for Young Readers My Eyes Are Up Here

My Eyes Are Up Here

By Laura Zimmermann

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Publication Date: May 18, 2021

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Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up

Insightful, frank, and funny, My Eyes Are Up Here is a razor-sharp debut about a teenage girl struggling to rediscover her sense of self in the year after her body decided to change all the rules.

If Greer Walsh could only live inside her head, life would be easier. She’d be able to focus on excelling at math or negotiating peace talks between her best friend and…everyone else. She wouldn’t spend any time worrying about being the only Kennedy High student whose breasts are bigger than her head.

But you can’t play volleyball inside your head. Or go to the pool. Or have confusingly date-like encounters with the charming new boy. You need an actual body for all of those things. And Greer is entirely uncomfortable in hers.

Hilarious and heartbreakingly honest, My Eyes Are Up Here is a story of awkwardness and ferocity, of imaginary butterflies and rock-solid friends. It’s the story of a girl finding her way out of her oversized sweatshirt and back into the real world.

About the Author

Laura Zimmermann is a multiple-time champion of the Twin Cities Moth and Word Sprout story slams, and she was chosen to participate in the 2018 Listen To Your Mother storytelling show. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, MN. My Eyes Are Up Here is her first novel.

Author Residence: Minneapolis

Author Hometown: Minneapolis

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 352 pages

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: May 18, 2021

ISBN: 9781984815262

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