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The Ruthie Greene Show

The Ruthie Greene Show

by Levinson

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School Library Journal
Gr 6-9 A fluffy bit of realism that teens and preteens will enjoy. Like most teens, Ruthie Greene has problems. Her sister Cybil is getting married, and Ruthie feels abandoned in the flurry of preparations. In her Spanish class, groups are assigned to write, produce and perform Don Quixote, but Ruthie's ideas are all squelched by flirtatious pom-pom girl Dede. Meanwhile, in an attempt to include Ruthie and broaden her social skills, Mother Greene drags Ruthie to a social affair, where she meets and becomes friendly with a television producer. Louise asks Ruthie to serve as a volunteer ``gofer'' during the filming of a TV movie, as well as filling in one Saturday as secretary/receptionist. Situations are resolved too easily to be believable, and Ruthie is the only character who takes shape. However, the story is pleasant, funny in spots, and Louise dispenses some tidbits of philosophy about life and success that aren't all bad. A pleasant change from romances, this is an undemanding novel that allows harmless fantasizing. Virginia Opocensky, Lincoln City Libraries, Nebr.

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Penguin Young Readers Group
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1st ed
Product dimensions:
0.10(w) x 0.10(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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