It's Not the End of the World

It's Not the End of the World

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by Judy Blume
     
 

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Karen Newman has decided she’ll never get married. Just look at her parents. All they do is fight. And now Karen’s dad has moved out of the house and he and her mom are talking about divorce. Her older brother has locked himself away in his room, her little sister is a mess, and she can’t bring herself to talk about any of it with her best friend.

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Karen Newman has decided she’ll never get married. Just look at her parents. All they do is fight. And now Karen’s dad has moved out of the house and he and her mom are talking about divorce. Her older brother has locked himself away in his room, her little sister is a mess, and she can’t bring herself to talk about any of it with her best friend. She’s never felt so alone. Yet in spite of everything Karen is sure she can set things right again if only she can get her parents together in the same room. Or will her fantasy backfire?

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Publishers Weekly
Judy Blume's body of work returns to her original editor, Richard Jackson, with the rerelease of four classics in hardcover. An African-American family moves to all-white Grove Street in Iggie's House, to be released in April. The author's breakthrough title, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, about 11-year old Margaret Simon's struggles with puberty and religion, is now available in hardcover as well as in a Spanish-language edition, Estas ahi Dios? Soy yo, Margaret. Two additional titles came out last season: Blubber takes on preteen teasing; and It's Not the End of the World explores the effects of divorce. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Sixth grader Karen Newman is desperate to get her family back together in spite of the fact that her parents are getting a divorce. Her older brother, Jeff, is dealing with the situation by spending almost all of his time alone in his room. Little sister Amy is totally confused and upset. Karen cannot confide in her best friend Debbie because she is so embarrassed and bewildered. She keeps trying to come up with ways to reunite her parents even though her dad has moved out of the house. While visiting her father in his apartment one Sunday, she meets Val Lewis who, with her own divorced mother, lives in the same building. Over time Val helps Karen come to terms with the fact that her family will not go back to what it once was. Karen also comes to accept that she is still loved by both parents but that they no longer can remain married. This is a reissue of the book originally published in 1972 and despite some dated material; it remains an excellent tool for youngsters (especially girls) who are facing divorce in their own families. Purchase is suggested. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth; Ages 8 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307817693
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/21/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
61,609
Lexile:
530L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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