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A Little Help from My Friends (Miracle Girls Series #3)
     

A Little Help from My Friends (Miracle Girls Series #3)

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by Anne Dayton, May Vanderbilt
 

Zoe is used to being overlooked. As the youngest and shyest Miracle Girl, she was happy to fade into the background last year. But when she sheds her baby fat and shoots up four inches the summer before her junior year, everything changes. Now she's turning heads at school, and this new attention is beginning to strain her relationship with her sweet, serious

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Zoe is used to being overlooked. As the youngest and shyest Miracle Girl, she was happy to fade into the background last year. But when she sheds her baby fat and shoots up four inches the summer before her junior year, everything changes. Now she's turning heads at school, and this new attention is beginning to strain her relationship with her sweet, serious boyfriend, Marcus. Pressure builds when Zoe's assigned partner for history class is Dean Marchese—a handsome New York transplant who isn't afraid to show her how he feels.
Just when she needs her three best friends the most, the Miracle Girls are suffering from boy troubles of their own. Even Zoe's rock-solid home life begins to shake underneath her when her parents' relationship frays in the face of serious financial burdens. As this uncertain year of growing pains comes to a frenetic head, the quietest Miracle Girl must find her voice at long last and take control of her own destiny . . . with more than a little help from her friends.

Editorial Reviews

Melody Carlson
"Fun, witty and intelligent, it was a pleasure to meet this interesting mix of characters. Their struggles to form friendships and fit in were refreshingly realistic. Teen readers will enjoy and relate to this story."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446407571
Publisher:
FaithWords
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
Miracle Girls Series , #3
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Anne Dayton graduated from Princeton and has her MA in Literature from New York University. She lives in New York City. May Vanderbilt graduated from Baylor University and has an MA in Fiction from Johns Hopkins. She lives in San Francisco. Together, they are the authors of three Miracle Girls books as well as Emily Ever After, Consider Lily, and The Book of Jane.

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A Little Help from My Friends (Miracle Girls Series #3) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these book series! There is real problems in the real world in this, that people can relate to. I love how God plays a role in these books. I think its easy to forget God is in our lives everyday and The Miracle Girls Series does this well! I recommand christian girls really should read these even non christians these books are amazing! MUST READ!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just read the first book...and it is AWESOME!!! i can't wait to read all of them :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book!!!!
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS is the third installment of the MIRACLE GIRLS series. Here are three things that the book's narrator, Zoe, will face: 1. Her parents' love for each other is on the fritz. Could this marriage that would seem to last forever already be cut short? 2. Two boys are vying for Zoe's interest - that's right, count them, TWO! First, there is her boy-next-door boyfriend, Marcus, who isn't enjoying all this attention that Zoe is getting. And then there is Dean, the new guy who has more guts then most of the guys at the school... even Marcus. You can already smell the trouble when more than one boy is involved! 3. Along with the other three Miracle Girls, all four will try to get justice for their teacher, Ms. Moore. However, they are going to need some serious help. Who knew that help can come from the most unlikeliest place. Ana had to cope with moving to a new school, Christine had to move on along with her father, and now Zoe must deal with problems at home, at school, and in her heart. With a completely new look, it's time for Zoe to shine. And even when the lights begin to dim just a little, it's good that she has a little help from her friends. Three words to describe this installment: heartwarming, powerful, and inspiring!
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ASBras More than 1 year ago
A Little Help From My Friends is a sweet little novel about the Miracle Girls. This one involves Zoe and her high school woes, consisting of boy trouble and family issues. Her hippy parents are getting a divorce, her favorite teacher gets fired, and a new beau comes into the picture. What's girl to do without her friends? As you can imagine, everything works out in the end, with just enough to leave you hanging for the next novel in the series. This is a great mindless read for the beach or a bubble bath, and it reeks of juvenile girly girly-ness. This is supposed to be somewhat of a Christian novel, but I don't get it. There are really no big references to God that I could pick up on. On the upside though, the cover art is really cute.
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
A Little Help from My Friends by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt is the third book in the Miracle Girls series. This volume focuses on Zoe Fairchild, the red-headed, formerly chubby band geek with hippie parents has her world turned upside down when Dreamy and Ed, her folks, announce that they are getting a divorce. Her romance with neighbor Marcus is on the rocks as well after she is paired with new boy Dean on a history project, and the Miracle Girls are still working on restoring their beloved Ms. Moore to her former status as teacher and counselor at their school. Zoe is portrayed as a real teenage girl with all of her insecurities, mood swings, and worrying about making everyone around her happy. She gets so caught up in trying to fix her parents and her teacher, that she has a hard time seeing her own needs and desires. It's a great addition to a terrific series.
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
Zoe's character has somehow always stood in the background for me in this series. It's probably because she's soft spoken and shy which made me not really notice her too much in the other books. The other three Miracle girls have such loud personalities that they tend to overpower Zoe. Therefore I was glad that she got her own book with her own storyline so we could focus on her because I think her life was really interesting. Her parents are unlike the other girls and it's always fun to read about having to struggle with feelings between two boys. I liked Dean a lot and I thought he was a good match for Zoe. In addition to Zoe's story is another subplot about their mentor Ms. Moore. I found this story to be extremely interesting because it involves a situation that many teacher fear will happen to them, where they try to do a good deed and instead become punished for it. The girls' determination to prove justice is admirable and even more astounding is the source of the unexpected help that comes their way. One thing I've always liked about Anne and May's books is how well the story flows together. With some books, it is very obvious that there are two authors, as character's personalities or POV's will change when the authors switch writing. This can be very distracting as you feel pulled away from the novel and can be a big jolt. Luckily you never experience this in their books which is a huge plus. As I've said before in the past, I'm a HUGE fan of Anne and May's books. They really know how to write for teens and they do it so extremely well. The stories are relatable and down to earth, showcase Christians in the real world without being preachy, and are able to reach to two audiences at the same time. Every teen girl should read their books (and adults who like YA too as well!) because not only are they good stories, but they speak to you as well. I cannot wait for Riley's story to come out next year to round out the series. VERY Highly recommended.