Sophie Breaks the Code
Baker & Taylor
When Sophie's efforts to protect her friends from a group of mean-spirited popular girls lead to misunderstandings at home and at school, she turns to Jesus for help.
Sophie's learning about medieval codes of honor in seventh grade honors class---and in life. Sophie's shaved her head to empathize with a gravely ill friend, but negative assumptions and cruel teasing have her trying to deflect the attention with humor---and wisecracking always seems to land her in trouble! In the meantime, Sophie takes action to prevent another of the Pops' mean schemes---but to do so, she lies about her friends and loses them as a result. When she finally understands the true intention of a code of honor, Sophie learns another absolute truth: God expects us to be completely honest---especially with ourselves. But if we fail, He forgives us. When Sophie comes clean, her best friends come around. She thwarts the Pops and gains the respect of her teachers, too.
Sophie's trying to live up to the code of honor, but it seems like she's living down to everyone's worst expectations. To prevent another of the Pops' mean schemes, she misrepresents the Flakes---and loses their friendship. Will anyone at school ever respect her again---or forgive her?'Excellent for Homeschool Use'
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