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Rachel's a straight-A student, on every teacher's wish list of Natural Helpers, and she practices the flute 45 minutes a day. But she grinds her teeth at night and dreads dinnertime, now that her troublemaker brother, Charles, has been expelled from boarding school and is back home, acting up to get attention from their parents.

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Rachel's a straight-A student, on every teacher's wish list of Natural Helpers, and she practices the flute 45 minutes a day. But she grinds her teeth at night and dreads dinnertime, now that her troublemaker brother, Charles, has been expelled from boarding school and is back home, acting up to get attention from their parents.

Expelled from boarding school, Charles' presence at home proves disruptive, especially for sister Rachel, a gifted seventh grader juggling friendships and school activities.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Continuing the story begun in Just As Long As We're Together , Blume here focuses on Rachel, one of three best friends. This gifted, highly motivated student who, according to her mother, was ``born thirty-five,'' feels somewhat out of sync with Stephanie and Alison as seventh grade draws to a close. Then, when Rachel's acerbic older brother is expelled from boarding school, life at home becomes equally unsettling--and decidedly unpleasant. Rachel's incisive, first-person narration easily draws readers into her complicated world as she learns to cope with the pressures brought on by her relentless quest to be the best at everything and by her troubled family situation. Perceptive, strong storytelling ensures that other characters' points of view (particularly Rachel's brother's) can also be discerned. Blume once again demonstrates her ability to shape multidimensional characters and to explore--often through very convincing dialogue--the tangled interactions of believable, complex people. Ages 11-up. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Blume writes this story centered around Rachel, one of the trio of friends which include Alison and Stephanie, from other adolescent stories. Rachel is an overachiever, musically talented, easily embarrassed by her brother, and trying to cope-just like every other child in this age group. This humorous accounting is a snippet of Rachel's seventh grade year, one filled with questioning, emotion, and looking for a comfortable place. Reading this tale, an adolescent may believe it is HER life in print.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Here's a family story for older readers. Blume fans will happily welcome this sequel to Just as Long as We're Together. When Rachel's brother Charles is expelled from boarding school, his sarcasm and brutal honesty combine to tear apart relationships and psyches in the Robinson house. Rachel, an overachiever, blames Charles until she begins to look below the surface and see hard truths about her own life. Blume again helps young adults examine appearances and family unhappiness with humor in a fast-paced story.
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Gr 5-8-This is the second book in what will likely become a trilogy revolving around three 13-year-old friends, Stephanie, Rachel, and Alison. In Just As Long As We Are Together (Orchard, 1987), Stephanie described the turmoils of the first half of seventh grade. Here, Rachel picks up the narrative. Her intelligence and drive have always set her apart, and now her emotions are in a state of turbulence. The unwelcome return of her rebellious brother from boarding school unsettles her family, which is dominated by the intense and highly successful Mrs. Robinson. Charles wreaks havoc through his volatile behavior and cruel, but often insightful, attacks on his sisters and parents. Rachel also struggles to find a balance at school, where increasing pressures threaten to overwhelm her. While dealing with these concerns, she becomes attracted to an older man and longs for her peers to accept her. A master at conveying the values and mores of the upper-middle class, Blume excels in her descriptions of family life and adolescent friendships. Her characterization is powerful and compelling. Rachel's strong narrative voice, couched in simple, direct language, realistically conveys her intense self-preoccupation. Though Rachel is an unusual personalitity, the author never loses sight of the common threads running through the lives of all teenagers. She draws on the universal themes of awakening sexuality and emerging identities to capture and hold her audience. Preteens will snap this one up.-Maggie McEwen, Coffin Elementary School, Brunswick, ME
Ilene Cooper
Blume is back near the top of her form in this companion to "Just as long as We're Together" 1987. This time the focus is on another of the three friends introduced in that story, narrator Rachel Robinson. Rachel, a child prodigy as her brother, Charles, snidely calls her, has a penchant for doing her homework on time, doing the right thing, and, in general, living up to her potential. Her 16-year-old sister, Jessica, also aims high, despite a serious case of cystic acne. It's middle sibling Charles who sees himself as the mirror that reflects the family's flaws, and he relishes the job, labeling his mother an ice princess, his father a wimp, and Jessica a potato head. Meanwhile, he has flunked out of school, smokes dope, and generally turns up the pilot light hoping to burn the family. Blume does a fine job of showing, rather than telling, so the reader really understands the family dynamics and Charles' motivations some of them, anyway. But she also has a tendency to skim the surface, and just when readers really get interested in a particular story line--for instance, how difficult it is for Jessica to deal with her acne--Blume whisks you away to some other situation, such as an older cousin's flirtation with a married man or Rachel's feelings that friends Alison and Stephanie like each other better than they do her. What Blume gets so right is the stress of modern family life, just as wearing on the kids as on the adults. Everyone tries to keep going, but it's like running an obstacle course where the hurdles are everywhere and awfully high to boot.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531068014
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Pages: 196
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy  Blume
Judy Blume is known and loved by millions of readers for her funny, honest, always believable stories. She lives in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at www.judyblume.com.

Biography

Before Judy Blume, there may have been a handful of books that spoke to issues teens could identify with; but very few were getting down to nitty-gritty stuff like menstruation, masturbation, parents divorcing, being half-Jewish, or deciding to have sex. Now, these were some issues that adolescents could dig into, and Blume’s ability to address them realistically and responsibly has made her one of the most popular – and most banned – authors for young adults.

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, published in 1970, was Blume’s third book and the one that established her fan base. Drawing on some of the same things she faced as a sixth grader growing up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Blume created a sympathetic, first-person portrait of a girl whose family moves to the suburbs as she struggles with puberty and religion. In subsequent classics such as Then Again, Maybe I Won’t, Deenie, Blubber, and Tiger Eyes, Blume wrote about the pain of being different, falling in love, and figuring out one's identity. Usually written in a confessional/diary style, Blume’s books feel like letters from friends who just happen to be going through a very interesting version of the same tortures suffered by their audience.

Blume has also accumulated a great following among the 12-and-under set with her Fudge series, centering on the lives of preteen Peter Hatcher and his hilariously troublesome younger brother, Farley (a.k.a. Fudge). Blume’s books in this category are particularly adept at portraying the travails of siblings, making both sides sympathetic. Her 2002 entry, Double Fudge, takes a somewhat surreal turn, providing the Hatchers with a doppelganger of Fudge when they meet some distant relatives on a trip.

Blume has also had success writing for adults, again applying her ability to turn some of her own sensations into compelling stories. Wifey in 1978 was the raunchy chronicle of a bored suburban housewife’s infidelities, both real and imagined. She followed this up five years later with Smart Women, a novel about friendship between two divorced women living in Colorado; and 1998’s Summer Sisters, also about two female friends.

Blume has said she continually struggles with her writing, often sure that each book will be the last, that she’ll never get another idea. She keeps proving herself wrong with more than 20 books to her credit; hopefully she will continue to do so.

Good To Know

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was inspired by an article given to Blume by her babysitter about a toddler who swallowed a small pet turtle. She wrote a picture book introducing Fudge (based on her own then-toddler son), the turtle, and older brother Peter; but it was rejected. A few years later, E. P. Dutton editor Ann Durell suggested that Blume turn the story into a longer book about the Hatcher family. Blume did, and the Fudge legacy was born.

Blume is not an author without conflict about her station in life. She says on her web site that, as part of her "fantasy about having a regular job," she has a morning routine that involves getting fully dressed and starting at 9 a.m. She has also getting out of writing altogether."After I had written more than ten books I thought seriously about quitting," she writes. "I felt I couldn't take the loneliness anymore. I thought I would rather be anything but a writer. But I've finally come to appreciate the freedom of writing. I accept the fact that it's hard and solitary work."

Blume's book about divorce, It's Not the End of the World, proved ultimately to be closer to her own experience than she originally imagined. Her own marriage was in trouble at the time, but she couldn't quite face it. "In the hope that it would get better I dedicated this book to my husband," she writes in an essay. "But a few years later, we, too, divorced. It was hard on all of us, more painful than I could have imagined, but somehow we muddled through and it wasn't the end of any of our worlds, though on some days it might have felt like it."

Her most autobiographical book is Starring Sally J. Friedman as Herself, says Blume. "Sally is the kind of kid I was at ten," Blume says on her web site.

Blume keeps setting Fudge aside, readers keep bringing him back. The sequel Superfudge was written after tons of fans wrote in asking for more of Farley Hatcher; again more begging led to Fudge-a-Mania ten years later. Blume planned never to write about Fudge again, but grandson Elliott was a persistent pesterer (just like Fudge), and got his way with 2002's Double Fudge.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York's Upper East Side, Key West, and Martha's Vineyard
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 12, 1938
    2. Place of Birth:
      Elizabeth, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.S. in education, New York University, 1961
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  • Posted December 14, 2011

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    Great book, sets great example!

    This was a great book to keep in mind daily. I would recommend this book to many people because it is a way to not run a household. For instance when the brother of Rachel Robinson "Charles" comes in and ruins everything in there life¿s and at home. As it continues Charles is sent to school on another island when Rachel and her sister are greatly relieved for a month or so... when they see him walk into the front door and they nearly drop to the floor. Rachel and Jessica beg there parents to get Charles some help in respecting and schooling but they don¿t do anything about it. When one day they couldn¿t put up with it, there was arguing, disrespecting, and much more family problems. They got Charles some HELP. When us kids in Junior High grow up this sets a great example to us when we come face to face with a family. Husband, wife, and kids. If there is a problem ever at home you should always not let problems go on and on, fix them and put the puzzle back together happy, and lovable. For instance in this book Rachel¿s parents let the problem go and on and nothing got better, don¿t ever do that in those types of situations at your house. This is why I recommend this book to read it. Always learn from your mistakes, fix your family problems right away. Keep an eye out for this book because it is sure a book to remember and a wonderful example to use when you are in the same situation. Rachel and Jessica had to suffer through just from one brother, you don¿t want to end up like them, if you ever had your own daughters and sons.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2008

    it is amazing

    rachel is a girl who has trouble at home because her brother charles come's home and he is cruel and he treats her very bad.Rachel secertly has a crush on her brother's tutor paul.she is also having fun with the most hot 9th grader.she is dealing with a lot.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2008

    i loved it.

    I absolutely loved this book. I felt like i could relate to Rachel and I understood all her problems. This is a great book. It gives girls my age a new way to look at life and to try to understand there older brothers.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    here to u rachel robinson

    im in middle school and i had to read this book 4 a book report i didnt want to at first because it looked boring but it was accually really good and its more of a girl book then guys but guys feel free to get this book to its filled with adventure and exsitmant i promise u you will luv this book unless u dont like to read

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2005

    IT is a great book

    The three characters are Rachel, Stephanie, and Alison. Rachel is one of the girls that always gets am A+. Teachers always pick her to help them. She loves the flute. She likes the flute so much that she practices her flute for forty-five minutes a day. Rachel has a lot of problems with her brother. Her parents give all the attention to her brother because he always gets in trouble in school. She is in the end of seventh grade. She wants to be perfect in the end of 7th grade. She is trying to do a lot of stuff by helping everybody and keeping her friendship with Stephanie and Alison. I think this is a really good book because it is very funny and interesting. The book is very intresting because I like the way Judy Blume is honest. This story is so interesting that it seemed like you read for only 3 minutes and you kept going. You might dislike the book if you are in high school because it talks about middle school. It does not have a a lot of characters. I imagined everything that they were talking about. It has a a lot of problems and is funny. Be sure to read to Here¿s to you Rachel Robinson to share more of Rachel, Stephanie, and Alison¿s

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Hmmmm???!!!!! I think.....

    It is a great book. But i stiil think there should be a book about Alison now!!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Is the book good or not

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    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2010

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    LOVED IT IN JR. HIGH BUT AS AN ADULT NOT SO MUCH!

    I used to love this book in Jr. High but after reading it again I really can tell you I won't be reading it again.It's not a bad book,it's just something I don't plan on reading again.I think I have already ruined the great memories I had of it. It's weird how the things we used to love are not the same as we get older! I would say if you're maybe a preteen or under 14 this book is for you and you will love it! : )

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Nice

    I just started to read the book and I fewl that this book is going to be good. So every girl out there should buy this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Yooooo

    Hi

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Love it!

    This book is epic evey girl should read this book. This is book 2 from just as long as we're together by judy blum

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Amazing Book

    Judy Blume is great! Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Just As Long As Were Together are some of my other favorites. I would totally recomend this to my friends. It has a lot of swearing but besides that its good.~ 10 year old girl

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    It's a good book.

    It's a good book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2009

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    Okay Book

    This book for me was good because I could relate to it. Except for the fact that it takes place for a like 7th grader but I can still relate to it 'cause I'm a teenager.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2005

    great

    great book u sould really read it my fav books r ofcoures just as long as were together and here's to u rachel robison and im not really a reader judy blume writes the only books i will read

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2003

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    It was an awesome book!!! I read the whole thing in 2 days. I couldnt stop reading it in between classes and being home. A DEFINITE MUST HAVE!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2003

    This book is the BOMB!

    This book is so tight and I do wish that Judy Blume would make a follow-up book.I NEED to know what happens with Rachel and Jeremy and I think her brother sounds cool so I have to know about him!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Here's To You, Rachel Robinson!

    This book is a sequal to 'Just as Long as We're Together.' All of the Robinson's family trouble starts when Rachel's older brother, Charles, comes home from boarding school in Vermont. Rachel thinks this is the end of her great life, and, her sister, Jessica, seems to think so too. Charles never eats dinner with his family, and, late at night when Rachel goes to gt tea, Charles is always there, eating cold leftovers. Rachel and Jessica beg their parents to do something, and, all they do is sign a contract with a family therapist tha says they won't be mean and other things. Ij yhe end, not everything works out, but, the family's problems are resolved in many ways.- Adrianna Lawson, Reader.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Similar

    I really loved this book. Mainly because Rachel is a lot like me. She and I both play flute, we have the same name, and we both go to music camp each year. She also goes through many things that I have gone through in my life at the time I was her age. What many people will like about this book is it's heartwarming, funny, and something they can relate to in their life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Cool

    I am a huge judy blume fan i havent read this book yet but im about to so i gtg biii

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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