Revenge of the Flower Girls

Revenge of the Flower Girls

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by Jennifer Ziegler
     
 

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In this middle-grade Bridesmaids, hilarity ensues as triplets have to stop a wedding!

One bride. Two boys. Three flower girls who won't forever hold their peace. What could go wrong with this wedding? Everything!

The Brewster triplets, Dawn, Darby, and Delaney, would usually spend their summer eating ice cream, playing with their dog, and reading about the US

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In this middle-grade Bridesmaids, hilarity ensues as triplets have to stop a wedding!

One bride. Two boys. Three flower girls who won't forever hold their peace. What could go wrong with this wedding? Everything!

The Brewster triplets, Dawn, Darby, and Delaney, would usually spend their summer eating ice cream, playing with their dog, and reading about the US Presidents. But this year they're stuck planning their big sister Lily's wedding. Lily used to date Alex, who was fun and nice and played trivia games with the triplets, and no one's quite sure why they broke up. Burton, Lily's groom-to-be, is not nice or fun, and he looks like an armadillo.

The triplets can't stand to see Lily marry someone who's completely wrong for her, so it's up to them to stop the wedding before anyone says "I do!" The flower girls will stop at nothing to delay Lily's big day, but will sprinklers, a photo slideshow, a muddy dog, and some unexpected allies be enough to prevent their big sister - and the whole Brewster family - from living unhappily ever after?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Bonita Herold
The trouble starts when big sister Lily announces her engagement to the oddly armadillo-like Burton. They schedule the wedding for one month away; and eleven-year-old triplets Delaney, Darby, and Dawn have to do something to prevent the biggest mistake that a woman could ever make: marrying the wrong man. The truth is that Lily and her ex-boyfriend are the ones who are right for each other. They try to involve Alex, but he will not do anything to prevent the marriage; after all, he still loves Lily and wants what she thinks is best. So how do they stop a wedding that’s being planned down to the last detail by the mother of the groom, a control freak? Preparations snowball, despite the triplets’ best efforts, and the wedding day arrives with no time to back out. Or is there? Readers will smile—and sometimes laugh out loud—at this hilarious, sweet take on preventing an ill-conceived marriage of a beloved sister. Written from the point of view of each Brewster triplet makes the characters’ personalities come to life. Knowing how to write a true gem, Ziegler will have readers clamoring for more. Reviewer: Bonita Herold; Ages 8 to 12.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-02-19
A superadorable story about 11-year-old triplets who conspire to foil their older sister's wedding to the yucky Burton and reunite her with her true love, her old hunky boyfriend, Alex. Parent Trap, move over. There's a new story in town, and though it has much in common with the old story, this one has triplets. The girls, cutely though confusingly named Dawn, Darby and Delaney, are quite different. Confident Dawn, who plans to be president, is decisive; Delaney, the future speaker of the House, can neither sit still nor stop talking; and shy, physically brave Darby, who wants to be the chief justice, is a peaceful dreamer. Nonetheless, the youngsters, who take turns narrating the story in the first person, are hard to tell apart as they speak in much the same voice. It's a charming voice though, and readers will be rooting for them from Page 1 (or the first fade in, as this begs to be made into a movie). What's really nice about the story is that author Ziegler makes sisterhood seem almost magical. The plot, which is full of amusing hijinks and physical comedy, has a wingding climax, Lily's bored bridesmaids add spice, and Burton's overbearing mother is a horrid hoot. Cuter than a kitten and almost as much fun. (Fiction. 8-12)
School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 4–6—In this breezy, contemporary read from the author of How Not to Be Popular(Delacorte, 2008), 11-year-old triplets Delaney, Dawn, and Darby Brewster need to stop their older sister from making a HUGE mistake. Sweet, wonderful Lily is marrying armadillolike, allergy-prone Burton Caldwell in a month. Burton doesn't make Lily happy, but his pushy mother is steamrolling the wedding plans. The girls are also convinced that Lily still loves her ex-boyfriend, Alex, and that the feelings are mutual.The Brewster triplets try again and again to get Lily and her fiancé to call off the wedding, but to no avail. Can they create enough mayhem to stop the seemingly inevitable? This is a very light read, with stock characters (sweet older sister, friendlike Dad, enforcer Mom, perfect ex-boyfriend, wimpy fiancé, etc.) and a predictable but well-paced plot with realistic dialogue. There is genuine humor in the hijinks the girls devise, and the sisters do exhibit the true bond unique to multiples. The sisters love all things presidential, but this plot device seems contrived and forced at times. All in all, this is an innocent and fun sibling adventure.—Lisa Crandall, formerly at the Capital Area District Library, Holt, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545561419
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/27/2014
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
477,612
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author


Like the Brewster triplets, Jennifer Ziegler is a native Texan and a lover of family, history, barbecue, and loyal dogs. Although she only has one sister, she does know what it is like to have four kids living in the same house. She is the author of several books for young people, including Sass & Serendipity, and How Not to Be Popular. Jennifer lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, author Chris Barton, and their four children.

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Revenge of the Flower Girls 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book is the best one ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good if you are up for a laugh than you will love this book I was laughing out loud Anna
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the situation in this book I think a lot of other hide would like it Its my fave book
GHott More than 1 year ago
Hott Synopsis: Is she serious? She wants to spend her life with a man who doesn’t make her laugh? Lily’s triplet sisters, Dawn, Darby, and Delaney, can’t imagine life with the armadillo looking walking allergy Burton. The girls want Alex back. Alex was fun. Alex did things to make Lily laugh. Alex is still in love with Lily. So all the girls need to do is… huh. Should they find a way to postpone the wedding or just show Lily what a dork her fiance really is? Maybe both…. oh, and possibly they could find a way to bring Alex back too! Hott Review of Revenge of the Flower Girls: This was adorable! A perfect summer read for my middle-grade daughter. We enjoyed this together & separately! The plot was enjoyable & fantastic enough to keep our interest while still being believable. More… Author: Jennifer Ziegler Source: Scholastic Press via Netgalley Grade: A Ages: 8-14
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