Snail Mail No More

Snail Mail No More

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by Paula Danziger, Ann M. Martin
     
 

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Best friends Elizabeth and Tara*Starr are still totally different. Tara*Starr accessorizes with glitter and sequins, and loves the spotlight. Elizabeth loves reading and writing poetry, and hates to be the center of attention. Though the two live far from each other, they continue to correspond regularly—now, via E-mail. But distance—and life events out

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Best friends Elizabeth and Tara*Starr are still totally different. Tara*Starr accessorizes with glitter and sequins, and loves the spotlight. Elizabeth loves reading and writing poetry, and hates to be the center of attention. Though the two live far from each other, they continue to correspond regularly—now, via E-mail. But distance—and life events out of their control—put the girls' friendship to the test. —An unforgettable testament to the power of friendship.

Editorial Reviews

Paula Danziger
Composed entirely of fictional email messages between two 13 year old girls, Snail Mail No More is as fresh as an instant message and just as readable. Young readers will definitely want to add these girlfriends to their buddy lists.
USA Today
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The two characters in this sequel to P.S. Longer Letter Later enter the 21st century with differently, but share one important trait: they are all heart," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 8-12. (Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Using the e-mail correspondence of two girls, popular children's writers Paula Danziger (The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, The Bat in Bunk Five) and Ann M. Martin (The Baby-Sitters Club Series) let us in on the lives of Tara and Elizabeth and their families. Eighth grader Tara has moved to Ohio and begins to correspond by 'snail mail' (begun in their first book, P. S. Longer Letter Later) with her best friend since childhood, left-behind Elizabeth. As in the first book, we learn that bubbly Tara likes people and drama while introspective Elizabeth writes poetry and serves as editor for a school magazine. Tara, as a typical seventh grader, gets herself grounded periodically as a result of the mistakes she makes in her "growing up" process. Whereas, Elizabeth, the wiser friend, condemns Tara's reckless behavior, while simultaneously dealing with her own problem — an alcoholic father. Funny and serious, this easy-to-read book addresses many of the problems that confront teeangers today - babsitting, boyfriends, dating, drinking, and even, death. Although marred by a slow beginning, the story does achieve its own fun pace as the characters of these two girls are well revealed through the e-mails they send and the feelings they express. Genre: Teen Issues, Alcoholism. 2000, Scholastic Press, 344 pp., $16.95. Ages 8 up. Reviewer: Connie Russell; Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Snail Mail No More (Scholastic, 2000) continues the story of Tara*Starr and Elizabeth, best friends in P.S. Longer Letter Later (July 1999, p. 54). The girls were separated as the result of a move at the beginning of the seventh grade. The story is told through the girls' e-mail correspondence. The lives of Tara*Starr and Elizabeth are as different as their personalities, and they deal with problems in contrasting manners. Flashy, outgoing Tara must deal with the birth of a new sister as well as typical teen problems such as drinking and driving. Quiet, conservative Elizabeth must cope with her absent father's drinking, his death, and her feelings about him. The story deals realistically with death and grieving. Their friendship is supportive, and faces the obstacles of distance, new friends, and teen emotions. Elizabeth's poetry enriches the story, as it reflects her feelings. Co-authors Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin wrote this story as actual e-mail messages between them. Their reading is clear and effective, and by tone of voice and inflection are able to reflect some of the visuals in the book. Students will identify with the two teenagers and the struggles of friendship.-Ann Elders, Mark Twain Elementary School, Federal Way, WA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439063357
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1900
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.01(d)
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Friends themselves, Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin are the creators of many books for young readers.  Paula Danziger writes in Tara*Starr's voice in this novel, and Ann Martin in Elizabeth's.  They created the book letter by letter, neither knowing exactly what would come next.

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Snail Mail No More 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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This book is amazing. I read it once in 4th grade and it was my favorite book for years. 'Howeer until just recently I started reading the Twilight series and that is now my alltime life favorite book' but I absolutely loved it! It is wonderful and impossible to put down. Now, in in 8th grade, and last night I went back to my bookshelf picked it up, and read the whole thing in 3 hrs. I was actually up till 2 am reading it. I love it, it is a great read,no matter how old you are and it shows the true meaning of friendship. I would recommend this to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book,although I liked the first one better. I recomend it to anybody!!!! It's a must read,but read 'P.S. Longer Letter Later' first!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The is a WONDERFULL book it is fulling and refreshing to see how two girls get along by living on the other side of the country. If you like books with great problems and soultions this is the book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was cool book. with all the suff that happends in there life is cool to read about.an the e-mail are cool to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Snail Mail No More was by far one of the best books that I have read,and I have read hundreds!{No, I am not some kind of geek that only reads, I can just read extremely fast.} It is funny at times, but can also be sad. If I could rate this book more than 5 stars,I would. I picked this book up at a school book fair ,not even knowing what the book was about ,and read the first page. I got hooked on it and bought it right away. I normally don't like books narrated through letters,but this one was different,and really cool. This is a book that you really get hooked on,{I read it in 2 hours!},and can't put down. I really hope there will be a sequel to this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOKS SO MUCH I WANT A 3RD ONE TO COME OUT I DIDNT WANT THE BOOK TO END IT WAS THE BEST BOOK EVER
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! IT IS A GREAT SEQUAL TO THE OTHER FIVE STAR BOO P.S. LONGER LETTER LATER.I LOVE ERIC LEBLANC!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had a great time reading both P.s.Longer Letter later and Snail Mail No More.These are the best books about friendship.I think Paula and Ann need to make more books together they have made great exciting books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sad at some parts,happy at others,and very surprising!! I think it ios great that Elizibeth and Tara have eachother to get through the tough times together!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book and was soooo excited when I heard about the new sequel. I read it in 2 days. I hoped more would have gone on between Elizabeth and Howie. But it was really good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book about 2 girls named Tara* and Elizabth. Tara's mom is going to have ababy, Elizabeths father dies because of drunk driving. I think that maybe only girls might like this book because it talks a little about bras,exetra. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, if ever a book held my interest, this is the one! Everyday I looked forward to reading about the girls in this story. Their friendship and the email letters between them, touched me in many ways. I too have had to deal with a best friend moving away and can relate to their situation. The two main characters in the book are Elizabeth and Tara. Even though they have completely different personalities, they are still best friends. Elizabeth, the shy one, enjoys reading, writing poetry and doing crafts. Tara, who has a more outgoing personality, loves acting in plays, glittery fashions and making jewelry. The main conflict in their lives occurs when they are separated. Tara's family has to move away to Ohio. The girls are afraid at first that they will not be able to remain best friends. Fortunately, they have the internet to keep in touch and they do. Their fascinating, true to life emails make you wish the story didn't end! But I wouldn't go reading this sequel before Danziger and Martin's book, 'P.S. Longer Letter Later,' the prequel to 'Snail Mail No More.' You will enjoy both of these books totally.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is really cool..n so is P.S.Longer letter Later!Evryine should read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome....a real page turner!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Snail Mail No More was a great book! It goes fast, but it is still really good! You won't want to put it down! It's a real page turner! But I recomend reading PS Longer Letter Later first (if you haven't already). Paula Danziger and Ann. Martin are great writers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Snail Mail No More is by far the best book I have ever read! It reminded me a lot about my own life, my friends, and the e-mail between my best friend and I. It truly touched my heart. The book captured me inside of it, and it was extremely suspenseful. If you have read the first book, P.S.Longer Letter Later, and loved that one then you'll definitely no doubt love this one!I was told by a friend about this book. I tryed it out and I loved it. So thats why I strongly suggest that all readers that have long distance friendships read this marvelous book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is not much to say exept that this book is awsome
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book because 2 of my favorite authors wrote it together. It has character, felling, and a little touch of magic. ITS GREAT!!! READ IT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, I just got finished reding the first book and now a 2nd one. These books are awesome and even though I have not read it yet I know it will be good because the first book was awesome!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book! I enjoyed P.S. Longer Letter Later, but sometimes the sequels aren't as good. This one definitely was! It goes very fast, and is hard to put down! Tara and Elizabeth are different, but still have a great friendship and are always there for each other! This is a WONDERFUL book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say, it is hard to get on my list of books, but the second I heard about this one, I rushed over here! What a combanation of authors! The twisting and fun sequal to P.S. Longer Letter Later is a HAVE TO READ!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Snail Mail No More was GREAT. It told about real life situations that most girls go through. It was also a quick book. It only took me 2 days to read it! It was AWESOME!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book I read It in one day! It was so good and I hope there will be more books About thease two wonderful Teenagers.I totaly Relate To them. If I could I would give it 1,000,000,000,000 stars! But I can only give it 5.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book, it's sad , funny, and just plain good! I hope Ann Martin and Paula Danziger make another book in addition to these first two books!