Just Watch Me --
by Erin Silver
The Uncommon Quest 2019 Bronze Winner
“We can all relate to Simon Rosen's attempts to navigate the trials and tribulations of middle school and social media, and his journey to class hero is a nice ride. A captivating story of a modern middle grader. Delightfully funny and modern, Just Watch Me tells an endearing childhood story of friendship, acceptance and the frenzied world of social media.”
– The Jurors
Twelve-year-old Simon Rosen has qualified for the Canadian Video Game Championships in Vancouver. If he can get straight A’s in school, his parents have agreed to take him. The stakes are especially high. His parents are always fighting, and if he can just get them to Vancouver—the place where they fell in love—maybe he can save his family from the brink of divorce.
About the Author
Erin Silver has a postgraduate journalism degree and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Globe & Mail, Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping. One of her picture books was named a finalist in the 2017 CANSCAIP Writing for Children Competition.