Also Known as Elvis (Atheneum, 2014) by James Howe caught my attention by title alone. Later, I discovered it was a companion novel to a book called The Misfits which inspired No Name-Calling Week. There are two other companions. Looks like I have more reading to do!
Just-finished-7th-grade Skeezie knows his summer vacation won't be like his best friends', who are getting to do fun stuff, like go on vacation, or do something special with their dads. But he didn't know his mother would make him get a job, besides take care of his little sisters. However, summer has some surprises in store for Skeezie Tookus, and some decisions he'll have to make.
I loved Skeezie. Got mad at stuff and adults in his life, and wanted to go check out the Candy Kitchen myself.