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The next morning Taryn is sent to the principal's office and accused of pulling a terrible prank. She knows she's not guilty; when the prank was committed, she was doing something important--and very secret.
Taryn doesn't want to be in trouble at school, but she doesn't want anyone to know what's happening at home, either. When a new girl, Lexi, tells a lie to help her, Taryn suddenly finds herself with an alibi and a new friend. Together she and Lexi set off to clear Taryn's name.
In The Pizza Puzzle, Susan Beth Pfeffer shows the value of friendships--old and new --and the importance of accepting responsibility. As the novel explores the dangers of lying and the power of truth, it reaffirms the strength of family bonds.
For ages 10 to 14.
(From the Middle-School Real-Life Stories shelf.)