Forget Me Not (Life of Willa Havisham Series #1)

Forget Me Not (Life of Willa Havisham Series #1)

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by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
     
 

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Willa returns in this new stand-alone novel in the WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER series.

Willa returns in this new adventure for the tween set! It is summer on Cape Cod, where Willa Havisham and Joey Kennelly are enjoying their status as most compatible couple. What does the summer hold? New friends, more books, lazy afternoons, and of course Willa will be busy

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Willa returns in this new stand-alone novel in the WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER series.

Willa returns in this new adventure for the tween set! It is summer on Cape Cod, where Willa Havisham and Joey Kennelly are enjoying their status as most compatible couple. What does the summer hold? New friends, more books, lazy afternoons, and of course Willa will be busy planning more weddings with her mother, Stella Havisham, the Cape's most famous wedding planner to date!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
This nicely written installment in the ongoing life of Willa Havisham addresses Willa's learning about trust and loyalty, not to mention how to plan a wedding and make her mother and stepfather's inn and wedding destination facility more eco-friendly. Her best friend, Tina Belle, is spending more time with Ruby Sivler, a snooty rich girl. Willa is jealous of this, but at the same time, she is getting to know and like Mariel Sanchez better. Willa also is adopted by a golden retriever who swims in from the sea. Willa's mom likes things to be extra neat and tidy, so the idea of a dog does not appeal to her. Willa plans her stepfather's sister's wedding to take place the same day as a huge wedding her mother is organizing, but when the sister, Aunt Ruthie, comes with her fiance, Spruce, things turn a bit sour. Ruthie berates Willa's mom for driving an SUV and Sam for using plastic bags to carry the groceries home. Willa's boyfriend, Joseph, takes her sailing, only to discover that she is terrified of being out on the ocean. He gets angry with her for not trusting him enough to tell him about her fears. There is no shortage of action in this book, making for many changes in Willa and a surprise in the end; which will of course lead to the next installment. I liked the inclusion of all the books Willa reads during the course of the story and the quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson. One noticeable mistake for me is Willa's continued reference to "stupid baseball" because Joseph is going to Miami, Florida, for a month to work at the Miami Dolphins' training camp. The Miami Dolphins are a football team. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan
School Library Journal

Gr 6-8

In this latest installment in the life of a wedding planner's daughter, Willa is enjoying summer break on Cape Cod. She has a great boyfriend, a budding new friendship, and her mother is even letting her plan her aunt Ruthie's upcoming wedding. But things are not all perfect. Her best friend, Tina, has become friends with wealthy and popular Ruby. Her boyfriend is leaving for Florida for a month, and the citizens of Bramble are fighting with the Audubon Society over whether their beach should be reserved for an endangered bird habitat or for residents' enjoyment. The story has a few too many subplots, allowing very little room for actual development of any of them, and the author takes on too many issues, many of which are not resolved by the end of the story. Nevertheless, this is a wholesome summer read with a lot of conscience. Each chapter begins with a meaningful quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and readers may enjoy exploring books from "Willa's Summer Skinny-Punch Pix List." Although secondary characters and previous situations are loosely explained, this story does not stand alone, and there is a whopping cliff-hanger at the end. Purchase where the other books in the series are popular.-Jessica Marie, Renton Public Library, WA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545094016
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Life of Willa Havisham Series, #1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
HL670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author


Coleen Murtagh Paratore is the author of the popular THE WEDDING PLANNER'S DAUGHTER series, which includes most recently, FORGET ME NOT, WISH I MIGHT, and FROM WILLA, WITH LOVE. She is also the author of SUNNY HOLIDAY and SWEET AND SUNNY. The mother of three teenage sons, she lives in upstate New York and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Visit Coleen online at www.coleenparatore.com.

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Forget-Me-Not: From The Life Of Willa Havisham 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would definitly reccomend this book. Although this story had many things going on at once, it can be read easily. This story was a perfect length for just for fun reading. The first time I picked up this story I couldnt stop reading it. It is addicting. It also teaches a good lesson if you really think about it. I hope everyone has a chance to read this story. I hope everyone enjoys it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh this is the best book i have ever read if you are looking for excitement,jealousy,romance,adventure,mystery,or hope this is your book. It includes all of the previous and will make you flabbergasted. But, not all books have a happy ending, this book has a sad and happy ending. JUST A WARNING BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OF COURSE AN OPINION!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've ever read!! It was an easy read and I finished it in 2 days and I'm in 7th grade but I read it in 6th. Very good imagery and tons of suspension! I have read it over and over again! I would definitely recommend this book for ages 11 and older.
Terry Brown More than 1 year ago
The next books title is called from willa with love
Maya Hebbur More than 1 year ago
I loved this book but it had a strange cliff hanger at the end... and the next book in the series isnt available on the nook which is a real bummer! But other than that this book is fantastic!! Couldnt put it down! Hope this helps!
Hadley Mckinnon More than 1 year ago
What a great book! I read this in one day...its easy quick and fun!!!
Alayna Meekins More than 1 year ago
I love this book and can't wiat to read the next one as soon as i find out what its called
Squish More than 1 year ago
It was definitly one of the best books ive ever read, i couldnt put it down! It was full of several twists and turns. Some you just were not at all excpecting. YOU SHOULD DEFINITLY READ THIS AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like im there! I love cape cod and the series nakes cqpe cod even cooler! Willa rocks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book,it has nice characters and some people can relate to that! This book makes you a little emotional because of the central conflict and solution! This is why i am posting this because its great!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this whole series!!!! It was just a great story of Willa's life and what happens!! The ending really left you hanging and it drove me crazy not knowing what happens!! If you loved this book you have to get the rest of the series, Wish I Might, and From Willa With Love!!! I recommend this series to everyone!!!!!! : )
lulubell1 More than 1 year ago
amazing!!!!!I loved Willa and Salty.I NEED to read the next book because they leave you hanging. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good romance and adventure awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beat book ever! I loved it soooo much It was a very nice book with lots of romance, and twists
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book i recomend it for all ages!! Deffinatly get it now!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a summer like none other for Willa Havisham.When super mean Ruby Silver trys to steal Willa's best friend Tina Belle away, Willa has got to act fast.When Willa becomes nervous when Other best friend (as willa calls her in other books "Mystery Girl) gets too close to Willa's boyfroend JFK, Willa thinks that this summer is a bust.When Willa finds Salty dog (aka gift from the sea)she finds out she can't keep him.This book is filled with romance, mystery, friendship and summertime fun.I would think that ages 10-15 would enjoy this book. - Your Book Reviewer Luv123
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a GREAT book
Brittany Alvarado More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is soo good im still wondering if there is a sequal if there is i would by it in a heart beat
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
It's another summer on Cape Cod and Willa's summer is full of adventures. Her Aunt Ruthie is coming to the inn and Willa gets to plan the entire wedding. Ruthie can be a little headstrong though, and her all-green wedding turns into quite an affair for Willa the wedding planner. Willa also feels like she might be drifting apart from her best friend, Tina, and JFK is heading off to spend the summer at a sports internship. There's also a mysterious dog who shows up on the beach and Willa is trying to convince her mom she's ready for a pet. One thing's for sure, Willa's summer is going to be full of surprises! Oh Willa, you always make me smile. No matter what her adventures or schemes, Willa is always up to something and it's a trip you want to take with her. With FORGET ME NOT as the fourth book in this series, Willa is growing up and author Coleen Murtagh Paratore takes us through Willa's maturity with graceful ease. Willa is still relatable to tween readers, but I think the series could appeal to teen readers as Willa herself grows older. There's a lot packed into this short book, but I think that's one of Ms. Paratore's strengths - her characters are well-developed and the story is so well told that she can make a short story so filling to the reader. I'm eager to see where Willa's story takes her next and where the author is leading us. The ending will leave you wanting more and I can't wait to get my hands on the next Willa book. I'll always be happy for a trip to Cape Cod with my favorite wedding planner and book lover!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book i acually have the book and its awesome. If you havent read it i really think you should check it out. Hope this helped you :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good... when does the next one come out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New book is out guys! I got it at book orders for only 4 dollars :) good deal