Girls Acting Catty (Annabelle Unleashed Series #2)

Girls Acting Catty (Annabelle Unleashed Series #2)

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by Leslie Margolis
     
 

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With a few puppy-training tips, Annabelle got the boys under control. But now a mean girl clique-Taylor and the Terrors-is threatening Annabelles group, and the trick she used on the boys arent 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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With a few puppy-training tips, Annabelle got the boys under control. But now a mean girl clique-Taylor and the Terrors-is threatening Annabelles group, and the trick she used on the boys arent 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.

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599906201
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Annabelle Unleashed Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
525,792
File size:
645 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

LESLIE MARGOLIS is the author of numerous books for young readers, including the Annabelle Unleashed books Boys Are Dogs, Girls Acting Catty, Everybody Bugs Out, and One Tough Chick, as well as the Maggie Brooklyn mystery series. The Disney Channel movie Zapped!, starring Zendaya was inspired by the first book in the Annabelle Unleashed series, Boys are Dogs.
www.lesliemargolis.com
@lesliemargolis
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. www.lesliemargolis.com

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Girls Acting Catty 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 125 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!! :)
book2girl13 More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
cheer_girl101 More than 1 year ago
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED this book! You must read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for middle school students! This book is great for kids in middle school to read. It shows a way for kids to handle bullying. For example, in the text, Taylor turned Annabelle’s friends on her. A few days after, Taylor told Annabelle that she could hang out with them since she had no friends. Annabelle said no thanks and walked away. This shows that if someone is bullying you, you could easily just walk away.  Also, it’s not a great choice for parents, but they could read it, if they want to know a little bit more about middle schoolers in this generation. It shows a life about a middle school girl, just dealing with everyday activities. For example, in the text it shows Annabelle doing her everyday activities like going to school, dealing with other middle school students, dealing with teachers etc. It even also shows how a middle school student would react to bullies. For example, it shows how Annabelle reacted to Taylor bullying her by saying no. Finally, it shows how friends are important. For example it shows in the text, when Emma was getting bullied by Taylor and her friends, Annabelle, Rachal, and, Yumi was there to make her feel better by saying bad things about Taylor.  This is why this book is great for middle schoolers.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for middle school students! This book is great for kids in middle school to read. It shows a way for kids to handle bullying. For example, in the text, Taylor turned Annabelle’s friends on her. A few days after, Taylor told Annabelle that she could hang out with them since she had no friends. Annabelle said no thanks and walked away. This shows that if someone is bullying you, you could easily just walk away.  Also, it’s not a great choice for parents, but they could read it, if they want to know a little bit more about middle schoolers in this generation. It shows a life about a middle school girl, just dealing with everyday activities. For example, in the text it shows Annabelle doing her everyday activities like going to school, dealing with other middle school students, dealing with teachers etc. It even also shows how a middle school student would react to bullies. For example, it shows how Annabelle reacted to Taylor bullying her by saying no. Finally, it shows how friends are important. For example it shows in the text, when Emma was getting bullied by Taylor and her friends, Annabelle, Rachal, and, Yumi was there to make her feel better by saying bad things about Taylor.  This is why this book is great for middle schoolers.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is TOTALLY CATTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your looking for a nice easy book to read this would be the book!!!!! SHOULD TOTALLY READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!
Booklover010 More than 1 year ago
LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I just finished and loved it!!!! read all of them from this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You spelled totes wrong its actually totes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tots love this book! I would reccomend it to anyone about 9 ,10, and older. Im 10 and totally ecame in love with in the first 20 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looovvveeee this book I wish there was a third book in the seriesAWESOME book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished the book last year and its so good also the first one its boys are dogs its also really good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real problems, funny, wierd.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just started reading this book and so far its really good although i didnt know there was a book before this one because if i did i would have read the first one!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this boook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my mom got this for me in fourth grade its a great book for girls of all ages that many can relate to like choosing real or fake friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just read it and found it awesome. Im in sixth grade and i saw it in a boys desk so i had to read the discription. Getting your first bra ia not the thing i would have been expecting a boy to read... scry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. It was very hilarious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't have it on my nook but i have the real book and i have read it like 10 times it's asome :) :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so good!!! I recomend this book!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book really liked it my favoritepart is when sh usethr dog training rules on guys lol i might have try that:)
lucie florestant More than 1 year ago
Omg boyz used to push me around in school now they r super nice to me thx to this awsome series..they should totally make a movie (seriously!!!)