For Better or For Worse (Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker Series #5)

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After nearly a year of change, everything has finally settled down for Lucy B. Parker. Things with teen superstar frister (that’s friend + sister) Laurel Moses are going well and life at her new school in New York City has gotten way better now that she’s not the new girl. But when Lucy’s mom and soon-to-be stepdad announce that they’re finally getting married — in a month — her life turns upside down. Wedding planning is hard enough, but when a reality TV crew ends up following the family around while it’s ...

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Overview

After nearly a year of change, everything has finally settled down for Lucy B. Parker. Things with teen superstar frister (that’s friend + sister) Laurel Moses are going well and life at her new school in New York City has gotten way better now that she’s not the new girl. But when Lucy’s mom and soon-to-be stepdad announce that they’re finally getting married — in a month — her life turns upside down. Wedding planning is hard enough, but when a reality TV crew ends up following the family around while it’s happening, the results are disastrous. Can Lucy save the day — not to mention, the family — or will everything fall apart?

“There is nothing average about Lucy. Fans of
Meg Cabot’s work will enjoy watching Lucy." — Booklist, on Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker: Girl vs. Superstar

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - Audio
Gr 4–8—Thirteen-year-old Lucy lives in a Manhattan apartment with her mother, her mother's boyfriend ,and his daughter Laurel. Lucy and Laurel are close and call each other "fristers," a combination of friends and sisters, even though Laurel stars in a popular TV show and Lucy is, in her own words, a normal kid. Lucy's father is in Northampton, MA, with his girlfriend and their son Ziggy with whom Lucy frequently skypes. Lucy continues to email talk show host Dr. Maude and is also writing an advice column for her school paper. For better or for worse, the girls' parents have decided to marry. A Reality TV show decides that the forthcoming nuptials would make great ratings, so a camera crew follows the family. Shana Dowdswell's successful reading gives credibility to each character. There are tender moments and learning ones as Lucy learns to share her mother with Laurel and must find her place in a family with a super star. Palmer's novel (Putnam, 2012) offers a humorous portrayal of a blended family. Featuring well-executed life lessons, this story will find a place among middle grade readers, especially girls.—Mary Lee Bulat, Harwinton Public Library, CT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455858804
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Series: Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker Series , #5
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

After growing up in Massachusetts and New Jersey, Robin Palmer graduated from Boston University in 1990 and moved to Hollywood, where she worked in television for ten years before regaining her sanity and quitting her job to write. In addition to the middle-grade series Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker, she is also the author of several modern retellings of fairy tales — Cindy Ella, Geek Charming (which was recently made into a movie for the Disney Channel), Little Miss Red, and Wicked Jealous — as well as various screenplays, television pilots, and misplaced To Do lists. After four years in New York City, she regained her sanity again and now lives in a big pink barn in the Hudson Valley.
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