Love and muddy puddles

Love and muddy puddles

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by Cecily Anne Paterson
     
 

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Thirteen year old fashionista Coco Franks has finally made it into the popular group when her dad decides to move the whole family to the country so they can 'bond'. Social death is looming, her shoes are covered in mud and all Coco wants to do is get herself back to her city friends. After all, things can't get any worse, right?  See more details below

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Thirteen year old fashionista Coco Franks has finally made it into the popular group when her dad decides to move the whole family to the country so they can 'bond'. Social death is looming, her shoes are covered in mud and all Coco wants to do is get herself back to her city friends. After all, things can't get any worse, right?

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ISBN-13:
9781291598070
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/04/2014
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
833,741
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Love and Muddy Puddles 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
donniedarkogirl More than 1 year ago
LOVE AND MUDDY PUDDLES is a cute story about a teen girl named Coco who gets the bad news she and her family are moving from the city to a farm out in the country. Well, it's bad news for her while everyone else - her parents, twin sister, and older brother - are all stoked about the move. Coco has just hit the popularity lottery after a lot of hard work and doesn't want to give it up. Moving to a farm? Social suicide!  From what I'm about to say you might think I didn't like Coco, but I actually did. Yes, she was superficial and cared way too much about what Saffron and the group thought about her, but I think it's normal behavior for her age. I understood how she felt insecure, jealous, and overlooked by everyone because her twin sister excels at everything she does. It was easy to see Coco is still quite young and has a lot of life ahead of her to experience.  Picture the clique from Mean Girls as thirteen-year-olds, and you've got the idea of what Saffron and the group are like. I never cared much about being in the popular crowd, so I couldn't relate with her on working so hard to make it into the exclusive group. It just didn't seem worth it to me - Coco had to watch everything she said and did so carefully it was comical. Painfully comical.  Luckily, the entire book isn't about Coco trying to say all the right things, talk to the right people, and wear the right clothes. Once she and her family move to the farm, she soon meets Cupcake - one of the horses belonging to a neighbor. The bond that forms between Coco and Cupcake is unique, and this is when Coco really starts to shine. She begins learning how she's special in her own way from her twin and that it's okay to be a girl with character rather than a girl with a great manicure. Not that there's anything wrong with having a great manicure!  And then there was James. The initial meeting between Coco and James gets off to a rocky start when Coco thinks she's better than him and can talk down to him. She was in for a huge surprise because he speaks his mind and isn't interested in playing games. I thought he was a great person for Coco to be around - just the person who could help her see things beyond  the surface.  Love and Muddy Puddles was a terrifically cute and witty story. Coco was so clueless in the beginning, and it was a pleasure to see her transform throughout the story. The cast of characters will grow on you quickly, and while you might be able to guess the story's ending, it's still enjoyable to see how exactly it plays out. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
Coco Banks and her best friend Samantha want desperately to be part of the cool group in school. However, just when everything starts working out for Coco, her father makes a surprise announcement that will change her life - and not for the better, in her opinion. Never ask is things can get any worse; they always do. But when Coco meets the neighbors, that's the beginning of a new chapter in her life. Coco finally finds something she loves and someone to love. And she finally finds her way back to her family. Coco is an annoying whiny brat concerned with the purely superficial. You can see the author is setting her up for a big change in personality after her move to the country. So the ending is kind of predictable, but the journey is great fun. Coco has a fabulous natural, self- deprecating voice, and I love her snarky asides. Hilarious episodes have us laughing at her expense. I think the author had great fun putting Coco through all her ordeals; I can picture her laughing out loud as she wrote some scenes. On the other hand, there are some extremely painful moments as well. This book reminds us of what it's like to be a teenager. How every little thing is so important, how everything hurts so much, and how we feel like it's the end of the world when things don't go our way.  I love the author's writing style and the fact that the chapters end with little teasers so you have to keep reading. I look forward to reading more by this author. I received this book in return for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. It was well written, just the right amount of humor, wit, happy parts and difficult parts. I completely and utterly love this book. I like how Coco starts out kinda rough but her friends and family help her. Also, having them drink beer and "play" is kind of wrong. Yes I get that it happend but still. CAN'T FIND THE SEQUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book, and tge plot, but 13 year olds drinking and "playing"? Not logical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is so inspiring. It taught me to be myself and never let go of my true friends. I hope you find it as inspiring as I did.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Mixing the real life troubles of the so called "wonders" of the popular gruop and horses with a smig of romance made it awesome! Although, for a romance book, there was not as much romace as i expected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great growing up book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute silly exciting and a must read
Nancy233 More than 1 year ago
My rule is to read 10% of a book before calling it quits. And rarely do I quit reading a book ever, but I almost did quit reading Love and Muddy Puddles. In the first part of the book the characters seemed to be stereotyped, and the story seemed to be a typical teen angst story. But I kept reading, and I'm glad I did. It had some typical teen angst stuff, but it was deeper than that. The dynamics between the characters is real and believable, and even though some plot parts seemed far-fetched, the story is mostly real and believable. I also enjoyed reading a story set in another country which allowed me to see that some themes in life are universal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story that emphasizes the value of true friendship. I will definitely be recommending this one to my daughter.
tiny61 More than 1 year ago
I thougrly enjoyed this novel funny,romance and very entertaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't make it out of the 1st chapter this was so bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago