Return to Lake View Middle School in the third book of the PERFECT SCORE series from the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt.

Eighth grade promises to be an unforgettable year of tears, laughter, surprises, and star power.

GAVIN's days of football glory have arrived, but an accident on the home front upends his family. Ever enterprising, NATALIE anchors a morning news broadcast at school--where she's unafraid to tackle big issues. Being on the outs with his best friend sucks, but the more TREVOR tries to patch things up, the worse things get. Sidelined with a gymnastics injury, RANDI develops a bad attitude and worries that her mom's new boyfriend means changes she won't like. SCOTT discovers hidden talents . . . and becomes a secret weapon on and off the football field.

It's the final year of middle school--a time to play hard, smart, and together!
Praise for THE PERFECT STAR:

"Buyea's inspirational style is in full force . . . lots to enjoy here." --Booklist

"Topics of varying seriousness are addressed through various characters' point of view . . . . all are eventually open to reconciliation, difference is ultimately celebrated, and effort determines the ability to bring about positive change." -- Kirkus Reviews