Violet in Bloom: A Flower Power Book [NOOK Book]

Overview

Katie-Rose, Violet, Milla, and Yasaman - four girls with seemingly little in common but their flower names - are nurturing their new friendship and are busy building luvyabunches.com, their very own social-networking site. Their first flower-power task? A doomed campaign to get their school to serve healthier snacks. The Jelly-Yums they champion - soon dubbed "beans of grossness" - taste like candied beets. And that's just the start of their troubles. A scheming classmate tries to drive a wedge between Katie-Rose...
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Violet in Bloom: A Flower Power Book

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Overview

Katie-Rose, Violet, Milla, and Yasaman - four girls with seemingly little in common but their flower names - are nurturing their new friendship and are busy building luvyabunches.com, their very own social-networking site. Their first flower-power task? A doomed campaign to get their school to serve healthier snacks. The Jelly-Yums they champion - soon dubbed "beans of grossness" - taste like candied beets. And that's just the start of their troubles. A scheming classmate tries to drive a wedge between Katie-Rose and Yasaman, Violet may have been slammed in a secret journal, and poor Milla unintentionally commits hamstercide. It will take all the strength and genuine affection of these pals to weather a particularly stormy week of fifth grade.

Bestselling author Lauren Myracle brings her understanding of the weight of fifth-grade dramas to another hilarious and memorable book that preteens will love!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amy McMillan
Inspired by their floral names, four best friends form the Flower Power Club and vow to make the world a better place. Together the fifth graders battle for healthier school snacks while learning about the power of friendship but each girl also has problems she must fight on her own. In alternating chapters they take turns narrating giving the reader an insight into the individuals while still following the group's arc. Violet's mom has been admitted to a psych ward and she struggles to come to terms with the boundaries of their new and fragile relationship. Milla accidentally kills her crush's pet and is afraid to show her face at school again. Katie-Rose and Yasaman are caught in a battle of jealousy with a third classmate. Various family dynamics, races and physical abilities are represented and there is an underlying theme that everyone has goodness within them regardless of appearances, stereotypes or labels. Each girl is well-rounded and likeable while still being flawed and realistic. Myracle perfectly grasps the ups and downs of tween-hood. The format is highly appealing with bright colors and fun fonts. There are also blog posts, e-vites, chat conversations and video scripts interspersed throughout the text and an actual corresponding website for additional interaction. This second book in the "Flower Power" series is a great read for girls. Reviewer: Amy McMillan
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Having established their "friends-forever" status in Love Ya Bunches (Abrams, 2009), the girls with the flower names find that there are just as many highs and lows in maintaining relationships as in starting them. Thoroughly attuned to girl world, Myracle's spot-on, realistic moments include Katie-Rose's bouts of insecurity in response to a manipulative classmate, Yasaman's learning to stand up for herself and her friends, and Camilla's suppressing her fear of hamsters to get closer to her crush. Violet's conflicted emotions about visiting her mother in the hospital serves as a heartfelt balance to the madcap drama. The chat and text speak ("I haz date!!!"), slang (adorkable), blog posts, and occasional screenplay format established in the first book continue here, though the story can stand on its own. In other words, this is trademark Myracle, and those who heart her books will lurve, er, love this one too.—Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
Fifth grade BFFs Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Violet and Camilla ride again in this stride-hitting second entry in the Flower Power series (Luv Ya Bunches, 2009). Once again, readers drop in on the girls during a particularly eventful, anxiety-riddled week at Rivendell Elementary: Katie-Rose struggles with her concern that sneaky Natalia might be weaseling her way into Yasaman's good graces, while Milla wrestles with her longstanding crush on adorkable Max and Violet finally visits her mother in the mental health clinic and champions the class outcast, Cyril, taking a stand against the epically odious Modessa. All of this takes place against a backdrop of youthful nutrition-related activism—Yasaman discovers that their school-selected snacks, Cheezy Nips, are full of trans fats, contain no cheese and are made by a company that engages in animal cruelty. Myracle is particularly adept at conveying the hilariously, touchingly messy inner lives of preteens, and with the first book's exposition out of the way, all the flower friends' wonderful neuroses, blunders, kindnesses and grace notes blossom into a realistic, easy-to-relate-to riot of pre-adolescent exuberance. A triumph. (Fiction. 9-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613120224
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/18/2011
  • Series: Flower Power Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 308,675
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Lauren Myracle is the author of the New York Times bestselling Internet Girls series (ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r), Shine, Rhymes with Witches, Bliss, and the Winnie Years series, among many other books for teens and young people. She lives with her family in Fort Collins, Colorado. Visit her online at LaurenMyracle.com.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Luved it

    This was one of the best books ive ever read its pretty much a girl book but my brothers reading it right now cause i said it was good! Its a lend me book which means when ur done readin it u could send it to one of ur nook friends they will a message that asks if they want to borrow it if yes then they get it for just two weeks i think u could diffenitly read this in at least one week i read it in four days so its an easy read hoped that helped anyone hope u enjoy this book

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Luv ya BUNCHES!!!!

    OMIGISH! I understand it may be a little grownup, but kids have to learn 2 make their OWN decisions about wat they wanna read! Overall, i luv it! I am gonna read oopsy daisy! Peace, luv and FLOWERS!
    P.s. Katie Rose Rocks!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    BEST BOOK EVER

    Well, so what if Milla has two moms? Gosh people, it happens. Don't be so hard on humanity. Anyway, this book is awesome but a sequel so i recommennd you read the first book of the series before you move on to this one.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    SOOOOOOO GOOOOD!

    I :) luved it bunches

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Help me!

    Shood i get or not? Ahhhhhhh Please answer

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    LOVED IT

    I loved it! First my friend reccomended it, then I read it. I finished the day I got it it was so good. OFFICIALLY RECCOMENDED!!!! : { )

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    I lurrrvvvee it

    I thot it was good but milla has two moms and goes to church? That can not happen. God said marriage was between man and woman

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Amazing and cute!

    When i was in 5th grade i read this and loved it! It was touching and cute. I recommend it to girls ages 10-12

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    This book

    Awesome I could read it every day

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Violet in bloom

    I HATED IT !:)

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Want

    I want theis book sooo bad but its ten dollqrs

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

    BE CAREFUL WHAT YOUR KIDS READ.

    Really not happy that a child's book has to talk about gays.
    I am open minded and all and could care less what people choose in life, but I don't like controversial or adult conversation being pushed on my 9 year old. BOO!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Okay

    I like th first one better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    i need someones opinion...

    Should i get this it has gay stuff but (almost) everyone likes it. i heard milla has 2 moms but goes to church. thats not right u cant go to church (at least not if your catholic which i am) and be g@y (at least i dont think so.) I kinda want it but am not sure if i dhould get it ! Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Not okay read this before spending valuble money

    Talks to much about g@ys and sttuff like that and another book related to it in the series was worse be care ful what your kids read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    To thrift shop person

    Its this is ******* awesome not this is so....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Tigerstar

    Waits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    I loooooooove these girls

    I wish i was one of them!!!!! They have so much fun and theyvhave a website thats like facebook!!!!what more could a group of girls want?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Jaylove

    So freakin girlie

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    I want to rp snow/bluekit

    Please?

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