Girls Acting Catty (Annabelle Unleashed Series #2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

With a few puppy-training tips, Annabelle got the boys under control. But now a mean girl clique-Taylor and the Terrors-is threatening Annabelle's group, and the trick she used on the boys aren't working. Can catty mean girls be tamed? Pitch-perfect junior high ups and downs make this a delightful offering for fans of Boys Are Dogs and new readers alike.
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Girls Acting Catty (Annabelle Unleashed Series #2)

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Overview

With a few puppy-training tips, Annabelle got the boys under control. But now a mean girl clique-Taylor and the Terrors-is threatening Annabelle's group, and the trick she used on the boys aren't working. Can catty mean girls be tamed? Pitch-perfect junior high ups and downs make this a delightful offering for fans of Boys Are Dogs and new readers alike.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennifer Morrin
Upon first glance at its title, a prospective reader might shy away from this novel. Yet Leslie Margolis poignantly captures the ebb and flow of junior high through descriptive, realistic writing. Being the new kid is never easy, but in her two months at Birchwood Middle School, Annabelle Stevens has managed to make girlfriends, tolerate immature boys, and even adjust to life cohabitating with her mom's boyfriend. But all of these challenges pale in comparison to her newest obstacle, Taylor "Terrible T" Stansfield. Like any female bully, Taylor's sole mission in life seems to be damaging other, less popular girls' self-esteem. In addition to daily encounters with Taylor and her clique, Annabelle must simultaneously cope with embarrassing adolescent rites of passage, including leg shaving lessons from her mom, mall bra fittings, and an inexplicable crush on her soon-to-be stepbrother! Humorous and moving, this honest story is much more authentic than its simple title predicts. Reviewer: Jennifer Morrin
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—In this well-written sequel to Boys Are Dogs (Bloomsbury, 2008), sixth-grader Annabelle continues to adjust to the changes in her life. She's happy and confident, but she feels a bit unsettled by the catty behavior of her new school's mean-girl clique, Taylor and the Terrible T's. They're expert in being sneaky and putting everyone down, and Annabelle just doesn't know how to handle it. In addition, her mom is getting married, and Annabelle's new stepbrother-to-be is so handsome that she can't help but have a crush on him. Margolis handles Annabelle's minor crises with sensitivity and humor, whether describing her first experience shaving her legs, buying her first bra, or standing up for herself even when it means losing a friend. A good addition to collections where the first book is popular, as well as an appealing stand-alone.—Susan Riley, Mount Kisco Public Library, NY
Kirkus Reviews
On the heels of Boys Are Dogs (2008), in which sixth grader Annabelle learned to control negative boy behavior with dog-training tips, comes this sequel, in which she discovers that girls can be very catty. Taylor and her entourage are a particular problem: They're the "populars," who all but terrorize the just-average girls who make up the majority of their junior high school. Inexplicably, given that Annabelle has come from an all-girls school, this cattiness is a new discovery for her, as she walks a fine line between earning Taylor's ire and alienating her true friends. Secondary issues include her mom's upcoming (and first) marriage and her future stepfather's hunky son's moving in, inspiring a serious crush. This average effort lacks the ironic humor of Annabelle's first outing with its useful dog (boy) manual advice. Annabelle's first-person voice rings true enough, but all others are stock characters, and the outcome is predictable. While an important topic, it has been covered innumerable times, and there's no new insight here. Purchase if Annabelle's first appearance was a hit. (Fiction. 9-13)
School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—In Leslie Margolis's sequel (2009) to Boys Are Dogs (2008, both Bloomsbury), sixth-grader Annabelle discovers that girls in her new public middle school can be very catty. Annabelle and her tight group of friends encounter mean girl "Taylor and her Three Terrors." Annabelle has enough to worry about with her mother getting engaged, meeting her soon-to-be older (and very cute) stepbrother, shopping for her first bra, and learning to shave (after Taylor makes a snarky comment). Add to this her naiveté and willingness to give Taylor the benefit of the doubt, even though her best friends warn her about the girl's nasty ways. Ellen Grafton's perfect voicing of a young girl wanting to believe the best about others will make listeners feel a connection to Annabelle. She shifts easily between the humorous and upsetting moments that Annabelle and her friends encounter while they try to navigate through the emotional maze of middle school. Tweens will certainly identify with the problems Annabelle encounters. This title can stand on its own and will also be a good addition to collections where the first book is popular.—Stephanie A. Squicciarini, Fairport Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599906201
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Annabelle Unleashed Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 80,266
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)
  • File size: 631 KB

Meet the Author

Leslie Margolis
LESLIE MARGOLIS is the author of more than fifty books for young readers, including two Annabelle Stevens books: Boys Are Dogs and Girls Acting Catty. She lives with her family in Park Slope, Brooklyn-which is also the setting of her new series, the Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries. lesliemargolis.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Amazing!!!!!!!

    Omygosh! I got this book at my 5th grade book fair! And i am completly in love with this book! Perfect for girls between the ages of 10-13

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Reviewed by hoopsielv for TeensReadToo.com

    Readers were first introduced to Annabelle in Leslie Margolis' novel BOYS ARE DOGS.

    After training the boys at school and her puppy, Pepper, Annabelle is back and as strong-willed as ever! She's adjusted to her new school and life with her mom's boyfriend, Ted. She's found some cool friends, too.

    Things take a sharp turn when her mom and Ted decide to get married. Her future stepbrother, Jason, is coming for a visit. To make matters even worse, Jason becomes Pepper's new favorite friend!

    At least she's got her friends to get her through: or does she? The girls in the popular crowd take notice of Annabelle. Taylor seems to be the leader and knows just how to rope everyone in to her ways. Annabelle has to decide whether to join this clique or stick with her old buddies. What's a girl to do?

    GIRLS ACTING CATTY doesn't disappoint. I was hoping this sequel would live up to my expectations, and it did! Annabelle is facing many choices and challenges while on the brink of becoming a teenager. This book will definitely leave the reader ready and waiting for Annabelle's next adventure.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Love it already!!!!!!!!!

    I read the first chapter and i love it already!!!!!!......this book is great for 6th graders beacause im a 6th grader and i love this book .....it kind of shows girls how to stand up for themselves and i think thats great! I definitly am getting the other books ! Hopfully they make more books for this series!!!!!!! :)

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Wonderful

    I really loved this book. It was very hilarious.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

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    Couldn't keep my paws off :)

    Bought this at the book fair and fell in love instantly. The words in here are so true and you will enjoy it. Leslie Margolis is a great writer and I am looking forward to reading Boys are dogs another book by Leslie Margolis. This book has everything a book needs. You wont want to put it down :)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Child seemed to enjoy it.

    Purchased this book for my 11 year old, sixth grade, granddaughter. She read it right after Christmas. She said it was much better than the first book by Margolis (which I did not know she had read). But we did not discuss the book further.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

    LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I just finished and loved it!!!! read all o

    LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!
    I just finished and loved it!!!! read all of them from this series

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2011

    Ok...

    This book some times... well... bored.... I can't put on my finger on it... It's an ok.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2010

    OMG

    OMG this book is so cool!!!!! Im only on the 3 chapter and I already know that I will love the rest of the book If u are a prissy girl this book will be good for u!!! But also it is good for tomboys...well it doesnt matter what u are uts a great book. Everyone is sure to love it!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2010

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    Awesome!!!!

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED this book! You must read it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Review

    This book is TOTALLY CATTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Praise for Girls acting Catty!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):)

    This book is awesome, and I am only on page 15! Have to read school A.R. books, but I love it during my free time. Perfect for 10,11,12, and all teens!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Great book!!!!!

    If your looking for a nice easy book to read this would be the book!!!!! SHOULD TOTALLY READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Good

    Good book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    The characters were more like parodies of girls that age.

    I only read the sample on my nook, and I instantly HATED the characters. "Oh no! 8th grade boys with eggs! I know what I'll do! I'll walk up to them! And I will tell them to not throw eggs! Haha. Boys are like dogs." Seriously? First, no 8th grader is going to pelt a 6th grader with rotten eggs. That is more like something a 5th grader would do. I also felt like this girl was unrealistic because she only lived in her neighborhood for 2 months and was talking about her clique. Girls in middle school are much to judgemental and to exclusive to include a new kid into their clique so quickly.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    12 13 14 15 26 17 18 19 20

    VERY Inapropriete for girls under the age of14

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Avekit

    Should i read this book!!!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Wow

    I love this boook

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    To november 1, 2013

    You spelled totes wrong its actually totes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Good for 7-9

    Good for girls ages 7-9. Older then that and you would be bored.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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