The Melting of Maggie Bean (Maggie Bean Series #1)

The Melting of Maggie Bean (Maggie Bean Series #1)

by Tricia Rayburn

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Overview

Maggie Bean is a top student, a loyal friend, and has a great sense of humor. But the past year's been kind of rough, what with her dad losing his job and her loads of schoolwork. Maggie's learned to cope by eating chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. So much so, that Maggie is dragged by her aunt to weekly Pound Patrollers meetings. No big deal, just utter social devastation. She keeps her mind off PP meetings by "accidentally" running into gorgeous 8th grader Peter Applewood; updating her study spreadsheet—a.k.a, Maggie's Master Multi-Tasker; finding a job for her dad; and secretly practicing for one of the two freshman spots on the synchronized swim team. She's got a long way to go to reach her goals, but when Maggie Bean sets her mind on a goal, nothing—not even a bag of Kit Kats—can stand in her way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416933489
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 04/24/2007
Series: Maggie Bean Series , #1
Edition description: Repackage
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 621,630
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Tricia Rayburn lives on eastern Long island with her fiancé and crazy shih tzu. She tries to eat vegetables instead of candy but, in her weaker moments, loves Reese's Pieces. The Melting of Maggie Bean is her first novel.

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The Melting of Maggie Bean 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best i have ever read
Margaret Rivera More than 1 year ago
great book really empowering and very well written! Maggie's voice really came out in this book and she let you know how she felt. it's a great book becouse it is only the first one in the series and the rest are just as good!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was somting truly unique I absulutletly loved the ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 11 years old and I thought that this eas a good book. But it was hard to relate to for me because I have not had an eating disorder of any kind however I still though that this was a good book. But I believe that anyine whi has had an eating disorder or problem of any kind would like this book even more. P.S.I liked the parts out Water Wings. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a book like this in a LONG TIME!!!!!! GET THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its soo good i even did it cor a bookreport this year for 7th grade! The books have to be good for me to do them forva eport
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome it is good for ages 10to14 i think, and it has a little romance but not to to much A good book for girls not really boys
Audrey Woodward More than 1 year ago
Helpful story if you are going thru a tough time. Even if you are not, great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Choose maggie bean i have read the fisfr two and are going to finsh th serries
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book perfectly captures all the insicurities a seventh grader feels. Even though this settles in on being overweight, it's perfect for any middle school girl as it also shows boys, bullies and friendship struggles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a realistic, and entertaining book, and can be loved by any one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book a must read book annd i cant wait to read the next one
ginnypotter34 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'd have to say that "The Melting of Maggie Bean" was a bad read. I found it repeitive and hard to follow. he story follows the struggle of an over weight pre-teen who i trying to find her way. Maggie (the protagonist) was self-centered and greedy. With un-realistic motives. Maggie's main goal throughout the book seemed to be to make her way onto an elite swim team where she was convinced she didn't belong. Her lack of self-confidence was annoying and repetitive, and at times she seemed to shut herself off fro the world completely while Rayburn discussed various pity-parties that she threw for herself while laying in bed eating sweets. Focusing ony on Maggie as dull and irritating. None of the charectors were well rounded and they all seemed distant from one another, never making REAL connections to each other threw the entire book. None of the charectors stayed rue to the description they were given. And the un-likelyness of many events that happened in the book made the book hardly believable and awkward. The novel was slow and dull and in my opinion A WASTE OF TIME!!!Chloe's Blurbs:"An unlikely story like many others."NOT RECOMENDED!!!!!!
suzanneS.4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this is a good realistic fiction book
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Omg this book rox
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cover looks hilarious. People say it's dtupid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
really good for middle schoolers who deal with catty girls
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I read thia book in ffth grade and didnt like it. It was really slow and boring for me. Ut had some potental though. Sory for those who like it hope ur not offended
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Kristen Caramanica More than 1 year ago
Awesome
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