When Nikki's father left her family, she thought all the trouble would be over. No more screaming. No more fighting. No more rages. But now he's coming back one last time, and Nikki isn't sure what's going to happen. Luckily, she has good friends like Flora, Ruby, and Olivia to stand behind her -- and a mom who cares about her kids enough to pull them through a hard time.
About the Author
Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club series sold over 176 million copies and inspired a generation of young readers. Her novels include the Main Street series, BELLE TEAL, the Newbery Honor book A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE, HERE TODAY, A DOG'S LIFE, and ON CHRISTMAS EVE, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S, LONGER LETTER LATER and SNAIL MAIL NO MORE with Paula Danziger, and THE DOLL PEOPLE and THE MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD, written with Laura Godwin and illustrated by Brian Selznick. She lives in upstate New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Coming Apart (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The ninth installment of Ann M. Martin's MAIN STREET series, this is Nikki's story. Her father comes back to finalize the divorce between himself and her mother. She is very anxious about his return, and the chapters dealing with her and her family were very compelling. To go along with Nikki's problems, Olivia is feeling peer pressure to have a boyfriend, Flora wants to help everyone, and Ruby is trying to decide who is lying and who is not. This all makes for a very interesting story. I love this series. These are such sweet stories that would appeal to contemporary girls in a very innocent way. They deal with problems that all girls tend to have, such as boys, divorce of parents, mental illness, and people dying. I would hope that all girls would read these wonderful books.