BOOKS BY CHENTAL SONG BEMBRY
DESIREE DAVENPORT: WELCOME TO TREELESS PARK
Tackling bullying just got tougher.
Twelve-year-old Desiree Davenport thought she had life all figured out. Nothing but designer clothes, fancy restaurants, and roller-skating on her block with her best friends. Then BOOM! Everything changed.
When Desiree's parents get divorced right before seventh grade, she and her mom move to the city of Treeless Park, where they're stuck living in a smelly apartment above a fish store. Her mom signs her up to be a cheerleader, even though she's very shy. To make matters worse, her old friends are acting crazy and her father has reduced their relationship to infrequent text messages. Life's a bust.
However, Desiree's world looks up when she meets fraternal twin brothers Rashad and Phil du Bois - the stars of the Pirates football team. The twins seem to have it all - a big family, popularity, and good looks. To top it off, their family owns the busiest restaurant in town: The Crunch Bowl. The twins have welcomed Desiree into it all, and Rashad really likes Desiree. But there's a problem: The twins are bullies, which isn't cool with Desiree.
Relying on her love of mystery books, Desiree sets out to discover why the twins bully their football teammate, Chauncey Willis. It's a rocky road, as the twins and Chauncey remain tight-lipped about their beef, leaving Desiree in the dark. With the help of her cheer teammate, Corinne Corelle, Desiree grows to appreciate her new life. She becomes determined to pull this mission off and help the twins become better people once and for all.