All Alone in the Universe

All Alone in the Universe

by Lynne Rae Perkins
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Overview

All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins

"Before last summer Maureen and I were best friends....At least I think we were. I don't know what happened exactly. As some people who get hit by trucks sometimes say,'I didn't see anything coming.'"

When her best friend since the third grade starts acting as though Debbie doesn't exist, Debbie finds out the hard way that life can be a lonesome place. But in the end the heroine of this wryly funny coming-of-age story--a girl who lives in a house covered with stuff that is supposed to look like bricks but is just a fake brick pattern--discovers that even the hourly tragedies of junior high school can have silver linings, just as a house covered with Insul-Brick can protect a real home. This first novel shines--fun, engrossing, bittersweet, and wonderfully unpredictable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062062888
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 704,240
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of three other novels—All Alone in the Universe, As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, and Nuts to You. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat; Snow Music, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a Book Sense Top Ten Pick; Pictures from Our Vacation; and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan. 

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All Alone in the Universe 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is thus a good book isit worth my money
RomanticTeen More than 1 year ago
I don't understand why B&N's think its around 200 pages because it isn't. I read this book and it is VERY short... I would say around 100 pages long. With that out of the way, it was an enjoyable book to read... I've had actually had something in common with this girl in the book on what happened to her. I'm pretty sure most people could relate to her. It's a good quick read... I would recommend this book in an Elementary School also... Very short, and has easy vocabulary to read from a high level of an Elementary Schooler.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My teacher has this book shelf in the classroom and on this one shelf the label says,'COMEDY' but I beg to differ. My only problem was that the only funny part was the part where the girl, Debbie, is waiting for a phone call and tells the reader about four things to do while you await YOUR phone call.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for school cause only it was short and I wasn't really especting it to be exciting but when I read more and more it like sucked me in it . I felt bad for debbie cause I could relate her situation to a situation I went through in life with my friends. This is a book I recommend you should read. :]]]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lets go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reason no one tals to yu is bcause your feeling sorry for yourself. No one likes that. Stop acting like te world is very sad that your sad, ad freakin smile for once. Then maybe people will say hi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Nobody ever listens to me.mmmthey never pay attention...im getting so sick of it!" She cries
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whats wrong?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far the book is amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Inga tackles the dog and sniffs its muzzle*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok... This book is only - what, about 100 pages long? To Make it worse, all the periods and stuff are tiny squares. Its hard to read despite how short it is... i do not reccomend!
Maggie Retton More than 1 year ago
Ripoff! Only 97 pages long!!
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destaseshi More than 1 year ago
All Alone in the Universe takes the reader on a journey of friendship that grows apart and the emotional pain one suffers at the loss of a close friend. Young teenage girls who will eventually face similar circumstances will benefit from a read of this emotionally insightful story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book I am reviewing is All Alone in the Universe written by Lynne Rae Perkins. I think this book deserves four out of five stars. I enjoyed reading this book a lot, but it wasn¿t one of the best stories I¿ve ever read. This book is about when a girl named Debbie loses her best friend, Maureen, to another girl named Glenna. A problem that occurs in this story is when Debbie, Maureen, and Glenna go to the carnival. Debbie feels left out the entire time. Throughout the book, Debbie must try to overcome her loneliness and find new friends. I¿d recommend this book to the girls in my class because they might have been through the same exact problem.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really great and captures a teenagers thoughts extremely well. The author is also a great person for everyone who dosen't know her!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book because I could relate to the title. It was humorus and really lifelike. I really enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to readers at a younger age and that are having some friendship problems! In this book I laughed and had a great time. At some pionts I forgot I was reading!!! The auther makes you imagine you were really there! I reccommend this book to preteens. This was a excellent written book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a total ripoff
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May i join? Im a tom looking for a mate too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really? Its the exact opposite for me!