Maggie Bean Stays Afloat (Maggie Bean Series #2)
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Maggie Bean Stays Afloat (Maggie Bean Series #2)

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by Tricia Rayburn
     
 

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Here's what's new with Maggie Bean: At the end of her tumultuous year, Maggie Bean is a very happy, healthy girl. After months of Pound Patrollers attendance, diet, and tough swim workouts, the scale now reads 150. But Maggie isn't resting on her laurels - she's got a busy summer ahead. Not only is Maggie spearheading a Pound Patrollers kids' program but she

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Here's what's new with Maggie Bean: At the end of her tumultuous year, Maggie Bean is a very happy, healthy girl. After months of Pound Patrollers attendance, diet, and tough swim workouts, the scale now reads 150. But Maggie isn't resting on her laurels - she's got a busy summer ahead. Not only is Maggie spearheading a Pound Patrollers kids' program but she gets a junior camp counselor job at Camp Sound View. Camp Sound View is a whole new world for Maggie. She works with kids from other schools who don't know her, or what she looked like a year ago. Everyone's friendly, boys treat her like a real girl, and Maggie is mesmerized! The experience is something she knows never would've been possible the summer before. Wounded by Peter's recent rejection and flattered by the unexpected attention, Maggie immerses herself in everything Camp Sound View has to offer. Her confidence grows, and before long she's cracking jokes and initiating conversation without worrying (much) about what people think. It's all fun and games until Maggie becomes so involved, people (Aimee, Arnie and her family) feel neglected. Will Maggie sacrifice old friends for new ones? Will she change what's on the inside as people respond to her changed outside? Can she blend her two worlds together? And will all this tension send her seeking solace in old habits?

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Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
For the first time, Maggie Bean has learned to control her lust for chocolate and consequently her weight, so she is really looking forward to eighth grade where she will be on the swim team. But she has weighed herself down with too much baggage—real and emotional—and she keeps piling more on. Last year, when she was still her chubby self, she had told Peter Atwood, as they stood side by side at their lockers, that she liked him. He had spurned her attention. So this year she is embarrassed to go to her locker and face Peter, which means she carries all her books all the time. As the school year progresses, teachers add more and more books to her already bulging book bag until Maggie feels she is collapsing under the weight of it. To add to that pressure, Maggie has been put in charge of saving the swim team from budget cuts: either the girls' swim team or the girls' synchronized swim group has to go. Aided by her friends, Maggie starts a student petition to keep the swim team, but the "witchy" synchronized swimmers keep bribing students to sign their petition instead. Maggie and her new boyfriend, Arnie, are also counselors in a group to help overweight kids start exercising and eating a healthier diet. The problem is they are so good at what they do, more and more kids sign up. And then there is the big problem of when Arnie and she will have their first kiss. In the end, Maggie helps save the swim team, talks to Peter, and has her first kiss with Arnie. Written with a lot of energy and sympathy, this book, third in the "Maggie Bean" series, is an enjoyable read. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416933472
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
05/06/2008
Series:
Maggie Bean Series, #2
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Tricia Rayburn lives on eastern Long island with her fiancé and crazy shih tzu. She tries to eat vegetables instead of candy but, in her weaker moments, loves Reese's Pieces. The Melting of Maggie Bean is her first novel.

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Maggie Bean Stays Afloat 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
cassandra robinson More than 1 year ago
While this series revolves around something I cannot personally relate to, I adore it because it is one of the few young adult novels I have read that addresses many typical issues:self confidence, friendship, and even love, that remained fresh, entertaining and unpredictable. She(the author) should be commended for her outstanding job in crafting a series that will entertain ages to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best book I ever read!! I mean it has a mixture of romance, a very good principal, and everyday life! I hope Tricia Rayborn writes more maggie bean books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was pretty good. I liked all the weight Maggie lost and the positive change she went through. I did not however like the fact that she put her freindships in jeopardy. This was an overall good book and i would reccomend it.
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I started readng this book 2 years ago & i finished it the day i got it. An still to this day i still read it thi is such an awesome boook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read the book yet but from the reviews it looked really good, the is in my lap right now. HEIP!!!. Maybe i should read it or i shouldn't because i don' really read drama books but i love thins author,she has written the melting of maggie bean and hershery her self, this is way off topic but if you like this book you will hershery her self no doubt about it!!!!!.so i guess i should read it before i have to bring in back to my school next firday Bye M(not giving you my name ,just the first letter in my name)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best except that at the end had all the drama
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Racquel Freire More than 1 year ago
Omg i loved this book so much and i think a lot of people xan relate to maggie and arnie
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Natalia Brown More than 1 year ago
I hope you enjoy this amazing story about is inspirational girl named Maggie Bean. She likes this guy named Peter Applewood and doesnt know how to tell him what she feels about him. Read on and find out about what else happends in this great story. If u enjoyed this book you will probubly enjoy:The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks, Be mine, and Secret Santa by Sabrina James and, Maggie Baen in love, and The Mealting of Maggie Bean. Thank u for taking the time to read this!
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Maggie hasn't eaten chocolate in 92 days. She's in great shape thanks to her newfound love of swimming. Plus, her days at Pound Patrollers are coming to an end, or so she thinks.

She and Arnie are asked to help create a Pound Patroller program for kids. In addition, Maggie also becomes a summer camp swim instructor. Soon, she's hanging out with other swim instructors and becoming one of the in crowd.

Will she blow off her old friends to become a popular girl?

The second novel starring Maggie Bean shows her inner struggle as she tries to find her comfort zone in her new body. Her frustrations and dilemmas make you want to laugh and cry along with her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TERRIBLE HORRIBLE BORING
VampsTC More than 1 year ago
Boring