Illustrations by Lucia Liu

Illustrations by Lucia Liu

Reach Incorporated: Books by Teens

Jealousy. Envy. Loneliness. We’ve all felt these emotions. In this incredible story of frustration and friendship, teen authors Jordan, Rico, and Brandon share the silly things we do when feeling bad about ourselves. Bobby, the editor of the school newspaper at REACH Middle School, is jealous of a popular threesome. His plan: break up the trio. Does it work?

The whole school gathers to watch the trio compete in the Coolest Kid Competition. Three contests – athletics, arts, and academics – will determine the winner. But, will the friendships survive? Read more in Trio + 1.

Jordan Campbell, Rico McCard and Brandon Smith left me thinking deeply about two common struggles in middle school—identity and friendship. The voice and storyline drew me into the book and I found myself connecting to each of the characters as the story unfolded. This is an impressive first book for these authors and a book that I will have readily available for students at my school, where I am principal. I know my students will find the story enjoyable, and I expect the message of the story will remain with them. Buy this book!
— By Heidi L. Cook on Amazon.com