She's Not Little Miss Nicey-Nice Pre-teen author Morgan Fields - the first published velist born in this century - unveils the secret heroine in every New Girl. Uptight adults will be horrified. Nine-year-old Amelia Rae dresses in Goth, disrespects authority and takes guff from anyone as she tries to find her family members, who may - or may t - have been murdered. This mouthy girl braves broken bones, hunger, bullying, deceitful friends, kidnappings, murder, inept federal agents and the betrayals of her calculating step-mother. This is a girl who flies across country by herself, is flushed from an airplane in a parachute, and may have accidentally killed her stepmother's demon lover. And even as she confronts evil, this outspoken girl sprays her blunt opinions upon friend, foe and family alike, agonizes about her friends and defends a deaf baby sister who has mastered sign language and plays classical pia. Morgan Fields wrote this book when she was ten and edited it with a friend when they were eleven. Beware! The New Girl is loose.