BN.com Gift Guide

Sister of the Bride [NOOK Book]

Overview

Barbara can hardly believe her older sister is getting married. With all the excitement of wedding plans going on, Barbara can't help dreaming of the day she will be the bride. She can't wait to fall in love.

But as the big day gets closer, wedding planning often turns into family arguments. Even the bride and groom are bickering over details, and Barbara's fun-loving sister is turning into a very practical, grown-up person. Weddings are fun, but all this serious stuff is scary ...

See more details below
Sister of the Bride

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$5.99
BN.com price

Overview

Barbara can hardly believe her older sister is getting married. With all the excitement of wedding plans going on, Barbara can't help dreaming of the day she will be the bride. She can't wait to fall in love.

But as the big day gets closer, wedding planning often turns into family arguments. Even the bride and groom are bickering over details, and Barbara's fun-loving sister is turning into a very practical, grown-up person. Weddings are fun, but all this serious stuff is scary enough to make Barbara think she's not going to be rushing into a serious romance any time soon.

Sixteen-year-old Barbara gets caught up in the excitement of her sister's wedding plans and carried away by romantic dreams. But as the big day draws closer, reality begins to overshadow love and romance. The families begin bickering about wedding details, and Barbara's sister is suddenly serious and practical. Original.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
A typical teenager in the 1960s, Barbara MacLane has the usual problems—an annoying younger brother, worries about keeping her grades up so that she will not have trouble getting into the university of her choice, and boy troubles. On top of that, her sister, Rosemary, is planning to get married when she finishes her first year of college. Planning a wedding is not something Barbara had counted on. She also had not counted on the changes in Rosemary now that she was engaged. Barbara is looking forward to her own romance and she needs her sister for support. However, Barbara soon realizes that romance and planning a wedding are not all sweetness and joy, and she also realizes that maybe she is not interested in serious romance just yet. One of award winning Beverly Cleary's romances is offered in a new edition to the present day generation of readers. This is a solid story without the seriousness of many of today's young adult novels, but will be welcomed by many parents and teachers who are trying to find a format to recommend to the early teen reader who does not want or is not ready for the heavier novels for young teens.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061972409
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 452,950
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 552 KB

Meet the Author

Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.

Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.

Biography

Beverly Cleary was inadvertently doing market research for her books before she wrote them, as a young children’s librarian in Yakima, Washington. Cleary heard a lot about what kids were and weren’t responding to in literature, and she thought of her library patrons when she later sat down to write her first book.

Henry Huggins, published in 1950, was an effort to represent kids like the ones in Yakima and like the ones in her childhood neighborhood in Oregon. The bunch from Klickitat Street live in modest houses in a quiet neighborhood, but they’re busy: busy with rambunctious dogs (one Ribsy, to be precise), paper routes, robot building, school, bicycle acquisitions, and other projects. Cleary was particularly sensitive to the boys from her library days who complained that they could find nothing of interest to read – and Ralph and the Motorcycle was inspired by her son, who in fourth grade said he wanted to read about motorcycles. Fifteen years after her Henry books, Cleary would concoct the delightful story of a boy who teaches Ralph to ride his red toy motorcycle.

Cleary’s best known character, however, is a girl: Ramona Quimby, the sometimes difficult but always entertaining little sister whom Cleary follows from kindergarten to fourth grade in a series of books. Ramona is a Henry Huggins neighbor who, with her sister, got her first proper introduction in Beezus and Ramona, adding a dimension of sibling dynamics to the adventures on Klickitat Street. Cleary’s stories, so simple and so true, deftly portrayed the exasperation and exuberance of being a kid. Finally, an author seemed to understand perfectly about bossy/pesty siblings, unfair teachers, playmate politics, the joys of clubhouses and the perils of sub-mattress monsters.

Cleary is one of the rare children’s authors who has been able to engage both boys and girls on their own terms, mostly through either Henry Huggins or Ramona and Beezus. She has not limited herself to those characters, though. In 1983, she won the Newbery Medal with Dear Mr. Henshaw, the story of a boy coping with his parents’ divorce, as told through his journal entries and correspondence with his favorite author. She has also written a few books for older girls (Fifteen, The Luckiest Girl, Sister of the Bride, and Jean and Johnny) mostly focusing on first love and family relationships. A set of books for beginning readers stars four-year-old twins Jimmy and Janet.

Some of Cleary’s books – particularly her titles for young adults – may seem somewhat alien to kids whose daily lives don’t feature soda fountains, bottles of ink, or even learning cursive. Still, the author’s stories and characters stand the test of time; and she nails the basic concerns of childhood and adolescence. Her books (particularly the more modern Ramona series, which touches on the repercussions of a father’s job loss and a mother’s return to work) remain relevant classics.

Cleary has said in an essay that she wrote her two autobiographical books, A Girl from Yamhill and My Own Two Feet, "because I wanted to tell young readers what life was like in safer, simpler, less-prosperous times, so different from today." She has conveyed that safer, simpler era -- still fraught with its own timeless concerns -- to children in her fiction as well, more than half a century after her first books were released.

Good To Know

Word processing is not Cleary's style. She writes, "I write in longhand on yellow legal pads. Some pages turn out right the first time (hooray!), some pages I revise once or twice and some I revise half-a-dozen times. I then attack my enemy the typewriter and produce a badly typed manuscript which I take to a typist whose fingers somehow hit the right keys. No, I do not use a computer. Everybody asks."

Cleary usually starts her books on January 2.

Up until she was six, Cleary lived in Yamhill, Oregon -- a town so small it had no library. Cleary's mother took up the job of librarian, asking for books to be sent from the state branch and lending them out from a lodge room over a bank. It was, Clearly remembers, "a dingy room filled with shabby leather-covered chairs and smelling of stale cigar smoke. The books were shelved in a donated china cabinet. It was there I made the most magical discovery: There were books written especially for children!"

Cleary authored a series of tie-in books in the early 1960s for classic TV show Leave It to Beaver.

Cleary's books appear in over 20 countries in 14 languages.

Cleary's book The Luckiest Girl is based in part on her own young adulthood, when a cousin of her mother's offered to take Beverly for the summer and have her attend Chaffey Junior College in Ontario, California. Cleary went from there to the University of California at Berkeley.

The actress Sarah Polley got her start playing Ramona in the late ‘80s TV series. Says Cleary in a Q & A on her web site: “I won’t let go of the rights for television productions unless I have script approval. There have been companies that have wanted the movie rights to Ramona, but they won’t let me have script approval, and so I say no. I did have script approval for the television productions of the Ramona series…. I thought Sarah Polley was a good little actress, a real little professional.”

Read More Show Less
    1. Also Known As:
      Beverly Atlee Bunn (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Carmel, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 12, 1916
    2. Place of Birth:
      McMinnville, Oregon
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1938; B.A. in librarianship, University of Washington (Seattle), 1939

Read an Excerpt

Chapter One


I guess this is just one of those days, thought Barbara MacLane on her way home from school one bright afternoon late in April. She was not alone. She was walking beside a boy, a very tall boy, but their thoughts were like those famous parallel lines that lie in the same plane but never meet.

Barbara was mulling over the events of the day. First there was that argument with her brother, because his cat had clawed one of the stuffed animals she kept on her bed. At breakfast her father had lectured her on doing better work in chemistry. Part of the afternoon had been spent in conference with her counselor who thought she should have her future planned as neatly as an English composition. He was an English teacher, who thought life should have a topic sentence. And now she was being walked home by Tootie Bodger.

Tootie, who was six feet four and played the trombone, had his problems. "Just because I'm tall everybody expects me to do things I don't want to do," he was saying as they walked up the hill. "Like dance with all the tall girls when I don't like to dance. And play basketball. All winter the whole school kept asking me why I didn't turn out for basketball, and when the season was over I thought they would forget it. But no such luck. Today the coach stopped me in the hall and said that next season he wanted to see me come out for practice. He said I was basketball material."

"Why don't you?" asked Barbara automatically. It seemed as if everybody in high school had to be some kind of material. That was what her counselor said she was. College material. He had sat there, tapping his nose with that yellow pencil and tellingher she was college material and asking what college she wanted to go to and what she wanted to major in when she got there.

I don't want to go out for basketball," answered Tootie. "I don't care what they do. Flunk me. Expel me. I am not going to play basketball."

"Why don't you want to?" Barbara was more interested in keeping the conversation alive than in learning the answer. It had been easy enough to tell her counselor where she wanted to go. To the University of California, where her mother and father had gone and where her sister Rosemary was now a freshman.

"Aw, I'm not any good. Id just fall all over my feet," said Tootie.

"Oh Tootie, you wouldn't either." She felt this was expected of her, but she went right on thinking her own thoughts. Her counselor hadn't thought much of her reason for wanting to go to the University, that was plain. And naturally she couldn't tell him that all she wanted to do, all she had ever wanted to do, was catch up with her sister Rosemary. So she had just said lamely that the one thing she was sure of was that she did not want to major in chemistry, and he had said she had better give some thought to her future. . . .

"Yes, I would," insisted Tootie. I always fall over my feet. Besides' I never can care that much about getting a ball through a hoop. It seems pretty stupid to me, chasing a ball around just to throw it through a hoop. Id rather practice my trombone."

They walked awhile in silence. It was too bad, Barbara decided, finally giving her attention to the boy beside her, that everyone expected Tootie to play basketball when he was such a good trombone player. The whole school respected him for his ability to play The Tiger Rag. You would think that would be enough. She wished she knew of something to say that would make him feel better, not only because she really wanted him to be happy, but because the walk home would be so much easier if he was more cheerful.

"It's getting so I get the feeling nobody likes me."

"Why, that just isn't true," protested Barbara, again because it was expected of her. "You know it isn't true. Everybody likes you. I like you." She saw at once that this was the wrong thing to say.

"Do you, Barbara?" Tootie asked eagerly. "Do you really like me?"

"Of course I do. You know that," Barbara answered impatiently, feeling that Tootie was insensitive to shades of meaning. There was no way to explain that she liked him to smile at in the hall or to talk to before class and that was all.

"No, you don't," contradicted Tootie, his morale sagging once more. "Not really."

"Yes, I do, Tootie." Barbara spoke without much conviction. This could go on all the rest of the afternoon. The whole trouble was that he liked her so much more than she liked him that she felt uncomfortable when she was with him.

"If you really liked me you'd go to the movies with me Saturday night." Tootie looked straight ahead, waiting for her answer.

"I'm sorry," said Barbara. "I would like to, Tootie, really I would, but Mom said something about Rosemary's coming home Saturday, and she said she wasgoing to ask Aunt Josie and Gramma over. You know how it is. Family dinner and all." They turned up Barbara's street, which was damp and woodsy and smelled of bay leaves.

"Rosemary only goes to the University over across the bay," Tootie pointed out. "She comes home all the time. It isn't as though she goes to Vassar or someplace a long way off." His voice was reproachful as he ducked to avoid a bay tree that leaned across the sidewalk.

Tootie was quite right.

Sister of the Bride. Copyright © by Beverly Cleary. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
Read More Show Less

First Chapter

Sister of the Bride Chapter 1


I guess this is just one of those days, thought Barbara MacLane on her way home from school one bright afternoon late in April. She was not alone. She was walking beside a boy, a very tall boy, but their thoughts were like those famous parallel lines that lie in the same plane but never meet.

Barbara was mulling over the events of the day. First there was that argument with her brother, because his cat had clawed one of the stuffed animals she kept on her bed. At breakfast her father had lectured her on doing better work in chemistry. Part of the afternoon had been spent in conference with her counselor who thought she should have her future planned as neatly as an English composition. He was an English teacher, who thought life should have a topic sentence. And now she was being walked home by Tootie Bodger.

Tootie, who was six feet four and played the trombone, had his problems. "Just because I'm tall everybody expects me to do things I don't want to do," he was saying as they walked up the hill. "Like dance with all the tall girls when I don't like to dance. And play basketball. All winter the whole school kept asking me why I didn't turn out for basketball, and when the season was over I thought they would forget it. But no such luck. Today the coach stopped me in the hall and said that next season he wanted to see me come out for practice. He said I was basketball material."

"Why don't you?" asked Barbara automatically. It seemed as if everybody in high school had to be some kind of material. That was what her counselor said she was. College material. He had sat there, tapping his nose with that yellowpencil and telling her she was college material and asking what college she wanted to go to and what she wanted to major in when she got there.

"I don't want to go out for basketball," answered Tootie. "I don't care what they do. Flunk me. Expel me. I am not going to play basketball."

"Why don't you want to?" Barbara was more interested in keeping the conversation alive than in learning the answer. It had been easy enough to tell her counselor where she wanted to go. To the University of California, where her mother and father had gone and where her sister Rosemary was now a freshman.

"Aw, I'm not any good. I'd just fall all over my feet," said Tootie.

"Oh Tootie, you wouldn't either." She felt this was expected of her, but she went right on thinking her own thoughts. Her counselor hadn't thought much of her reason for wanting to go to the University, that was pIain.And naturally she couldn't tell him that all she wanted to do, all she had ever wanted to do, was catch up with her sister Rosemary. So she had just said lamely that the one thing she was sure of was that she did not want to major in chemistry, and he had said she had better give some thought to her future....

"Yes, I would," insisted Tootie. "I always fall over my feet. Besides, I never can care that much about getting a ball through a hoop. It seems pretty stupid to me, chasing a ball around just to throw it through a hoop. I'd rather practice my trombone."

They walked awhile in silence. It was too bad, Barbara decided, finally giving her attention to the boy beside her, that everyone expected Tootie to play basketball when he was such a good trombone player. The whole school respected him for his ability to play The Tiger Rag. You would think that would be enough. She wished she knew of something to say that would make him feel better, not. only because she really wanted him to be happy, but because the walk home would be so much easier if he was more cheerful.

"It's getting so I get the feeling nobody likes me."

"Why, that just isn't true," protested Barbara, again because it was expected of her. "You know it isn't true. Everybody likes you. I like you." She saw at once that this was the wrong thing to say.

"Do you, Barbara?" Tootie asked eagerly. "Do you really like me?"

"Of course I do. You know that," Barbara answered impatiently, feeling that Tootie was insensitive to shades of meaning. There was no way to explain that she liked him to smile at in the hall or to talk to before class and that was all.

"No, you don't," contradicted Tootie, his morale sagging once more. "Not really."

"Yes, I do, Tootie." Barbara spoke without much. conviction. This could go on all the rest of the afternoon. The whole trouble was that he liked her so much more than she liked him that she felt uncomfortable when she was with him.

"If you really liked me you'd go to the movies with me Saturday night." Tootie looked straight ahead, waiting for her answer.

"I'm sorry," said Barbara. "I would like to, Tootie, really I would, but Mom said something about Rosemary's coming home Saturday, and she said she was going to ask Aunt Josie and Gramma over. You know how it is. Family dinner and all." They turned up Barbara's street, which was damp and woodsy and smelled of bay leaves.

"Rosemary only goes to the University over across the bay," Tootie pointed out. "She comes home all the time. It isn't as though she goes to Vassar or someplace a long way off." His voice was reproachful as he ducked to avoid a bay tree that leaned across thesidewalk.

Tootie was quite right. Rosemary came home twice a month to have the orthodontist look at-the retainers that held her newly straightened teeth in place. Tootie knew this, because his mother and her mother had been members of the same club for years.

Sister of the Bride. Copyright © by Beverly Cleary. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 30 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(19)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(4)

2 Star

(3)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 30 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2004

    Funny book kept me reading

    While Barbara and I didn't agree on everything, like our feelings about the cats in our families, I could sympathize with her from the first chapter, where she is thinking that she doesn't know what she wants to do after high school and college and reflects despairingly that her guidance counselor, an English teacher, probably thinks that life should have a topic sentence. Most of us have felt sometimes that people expected things of us that we weren't ready for, that we were forgotten or left out of something exciting, or perhaps that we have been caught in the middle of a dispute between our parents and another relative, whether it's our sister or another relative, just as Barbara finds when she relays her college-freshman sister Rosemary's news of her engagement, plans to marry very soon, and description of her soon-to-be in-laws. Cleary shows us the exciting, awkward, and sometimes frustrating situations of teen and family life with humor and enough details to make us feel like we're living through them--but probably enjoying them much more than we did the similar situations in our own lives. Every now and then there was a detail that reminded me that the book was originally written about forty years before when I was reading it, in late summer of 2001--like Barbara's aunt who works in the corsit department of a department store, which surprised me, since I didn't know they still had those by the late 1950's--but these truly dated moments were few and were outweighed by the timelessness of Rosemary's relationships with her parents and fiance as the wedding day nears and Barbara's relationships with her bride-to-be sister, her younger brother, his cat about whom she has conflicting feelings, and two boys from her high school, so that whenever I hear about someone preparing for a wedding, I think happily of reading this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    I LOVE this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "Sister of the Bride" is a fantastic book. the story follows Barbra (Age 16)during her junior year of high school. Barbra's life is upside-down. Two boys are asking her out and she isn't sure which one she likes better, or if she even likes either of them! Barbra feels pressure to decide and grow up when she finds out her 18 year old sister Rosemary is getting married. This book is great for girls 10-14 who dream about their weddings someday. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Cool

    I liked it

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    WONDER!!

    I am reading wonder and if you read that book or are reading it just write and have the subject WONDER!!
    thank you

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Not a Happy Camper with Barnes & Noble

    Very disappointed with Barns & Noble, I had order these book via Nook by mistake in the beginning of December 2012 and I have not received my refund yet. And had to go to the actual store and buy the books for my daughter. So it's like I've purchased this book twice

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    A real page turner

    A realy good book it kept me reading and i did not put mt nook bown till i was done

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    H

    That was enough for me. "No!" I shouted. "No way!"
    The arguing in the room stopped. Everyone looked up at me with mixed expressions of shock and anger. Everyone exept Madge, which for some reason made me madder.
    "What did you just say

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Sisters bride

    I love this book!!!it's so so so good!!<3

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Havent read it but ready too!

    Can not wait

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Please read this

    Is this book worth the money?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Awesome

    Luv it ya should get it

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Beth to leah

    Plz be here!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    I LOVE YOU B. CLEARY!!!!!!!

    Beverly Cleary is my most favorite author EVER! She is so amazing! Her books are so stupendous. They have really made a big impact on my life since I started reading about little darling Ramona Quimby at a young age. Now she is the most adored character I have enjoyed reading about among all the millions of books I have read in all my ten years and three months. The Sister of the Bride is another breathtaking book by my role model: Beverly Cleary.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 2, 2011

    good

    good book! read it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2011

    Sister of My BRIDE

    This book was AWESOME!!!!!!!! I read it at school for my other library book. The reason I dont have 2 library books is because my teacher wants us to have an IR BOOK. It stands for Independent Reading Book. Then the day for library came and I have had the book for 4 weeks and we cant have thhe book for that long. I would love it, if you would just buy it and read it. And also, give it a review. Beverly Cleary is the best

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 2, 2011

    dissapointing

    it was not beverlys best work

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 22, 2011

    olivia

    i liked this book but the chapters are long for a bevery cleary book but it was good

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 16, 2011

    REALLY COOL!!!!!!

    THIS BOOK IS MOSTLY ABOUT THIS GIRL NAMED BARBRA GETS EXITED ABOUT HER OLDER SISTER GETTING MARRIED. SO IF YOU LIKE TRUE LOVE, THIS IS THE RIGHT BOOK FOR YOU

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2001

    Could Have Been Better

    It was okay, but it dragged on a little. I think it could have been a lot more interesting.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 30 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)