My Angelica

My Angelica

by Carol Lynch Williams


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In the grand tradition that counts Jo March and Harriet M. Welsch among its members, Sage Oliver is born to be a writer. Or so she thinks; here's a sample from her magnum opus, Angelica and the Seminole Indians: "Suddenly! Angelica raised her head! Her nostrils flared! A familiar odor floated through the air, tickling Angelica under her nose! It smelled Thieving White Men!" And, to Sage's best friend George's dismay, she's entered Angelica in the school literary competition! George knows Sage can't write but he's too kindhearted to tell her so; he's also in love with her but can't tell her that, either. This comedy-romance is sometimes unwieldy but fun to read, and George, a total sweetheart, gives the book its soul. But truth be told, the generous excerpts from Sage's writing are the best part: "Angelica put on her dead husband's favorite white gloves, and wiped a lone tear from her carefully made-up face. Not a bit of makeup smeared. She was exquisite in her pain. Her deep, deep, deep pain." The range and variety of Sage's missteps, mistakes, and mixed metaphors would provide excellent fodder for a composition class.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440227786
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/10/2001
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

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My Angelica 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was just something i chose at the book fair but my god it is amazing. The cover looks like a romance novel, but it is NOT! The story of a teen girl trying to brighten her writing career. As she goes through the nightmare of her stories always turning out wrong, she doesnt know if she can ever make her character Angelica come alive! Also she deals with a best friend she may want to go farther with. EXCELLENT BOOK!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Angelica symbolized the earnest efforts of young girls and the pure, sweet innocence and beauty of a young couple just realizing how they are meant to be with one another. A realization that touched the roots and bottoms of my heart. While some parts are stupid and dreary, they are ok enough to withstand. Some parts. Haha...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very funny! It made me laugh out loud. I've read most of Carol Lynch Williams' book and I have loved them all. Some make me cry, but this was so funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's so beautiful. It was lovely. This book would make you happy, sad, and romantic. It's a great book but it is expensive. The book is worth it.