My rating: 4.0/5.0
A very cute book meant for tweens. I remember how important friends were in 5th grade so I really enjoyed this book.
About the book:
What do Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Milla, and Violet all have in common? Other than being named after flowers, practically nothing. Katie-Rose is a film director in training. Yasaman is a computer whiz. Milla is third in command of the A list. And Violet is the new girl in school. They’re fab girls, all of them, but they sure aren’t friends. And if evil queen bee Medusa— ’scuse me, Modessa—has her way, they never will be. But this is the beginning of a new school year, when anything can happen and social worlds can collide . . .
Ms. Myracle takes four girls who differ in race, family and even religious beliefs and makes a story where through a challenge they become friends. I believe the age group this is intended for can learn a lot from this book about who your real friends are. And I believe that girls reading this will be well entertained. I know I was. I really liked each of the characters and liked how they brought their own set of problems to the table. Even the perfect popular girl had problems and I think this can help younger girls see that no one is perfect and everyone wants to have good friends that they can count on. I do hope this is the beginning of the series because I look forward to learning more about Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Violet and Milla.
There are a couple of questionable to me passages that made me laugh out loud, but I'm not sure I want to explain them to my child at that age. But those would be my only problem with the book.
Unfortunately I have boys so I can't pass this on to them, but I am sure that any 4th or 5th grade girl that enjoys reading will enjoy reading this book.
On-sale Date: October 1, 2009
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