by Rachel Cohn
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The Steps 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
q-T89 More than 1 year ago
i really related to this book i would suggest it for people who enjoy hearing about a teenage girl conquer her problems in a funny and entertaining way
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i really liked this book. i was so interested to know what happened to lucy and annabelle, i couldnt put the book down and i just kept on reading, i finished it in an hour! its one of the best books i have ever read... now do you think you should buy and read this book?!?!?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It relates to a lot of people that are going through what Annabel is going through. Annabel is a cool, spunky and New York chick. She enjoys life except her dad Jack and his new family in Sydney Austrailia. She somewhat feels that he loves them better and that she is suddenly going to hate her new family. She somehow gets stuck going to Sydney with her ' New' family for the Christmas Holiday. While she is there she learns suddenly that other people struggle like her and has many adventures running around Australia with her new step, Lucy. This book is awesome and I totally recommend you to read it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl who has so much family...she just doesn't know what to do with them! Growing up, she never called her parents, Mom and Dad, but rather by their first names, Jack and Angelina. Her parents never married each other but instead went to on other relationships and more 'Steps'. When her mom and grandma decide to each go on a separate vacation for Christmas and her best friend bails on their plans, Annabel is forced to go visit Jack and his new family of 'Steps' in Australia. How will she react? Will she be able to win her dad over the steps; well I guess you'll just have to read the book to find out yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest books i have ever read... Cohn is such a good writer. It's also one of the Texas Lonestar Books for you Middle Schoolers!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although written as fiction, The Steps can teach you a lot about the real world of stepbrothers and stepsisters. The books¿ setting is in Manhattan where the main character lives with her mom. She goes to Sydney, Australia, where her dad lives with his new wife and daughter, to spend her Christmas vacations. The main character, Annabel, is a preteen, who is class president of her 7th grade class. She has a lot of stepbrothers, stepsisters, and half siblings. She¿s jealous of her dad¿s new family. She wants to be a fashion designer when she grows up. This book has a lot of dialog, which seems appropriate for the setting and personalities of the characters. It has changing moods of jealousy, competition, madness, sadness, and happiness. The Steps has a great moral, and its purpose is to teach you that if you have stepbrothers or stepsisters you should try to get along with them and be friends. The Steps is written for preteens that are friendly that get jealous, and for preteens that like to be with their friends. I think this book is interesting, the storyline is very creative, the voice of the characters is very well developed and I really enjoyed the book. The author, Rachel Cohn, did a wonderful job on everything but she did the best job on conveying a meaningful message in an interesting way and creating a believable setting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book that really showed what it is like when life throws you a hardhall. Annabel changes in the end and this book teaches you that things are not as bad as they seem!! I read this book once and look forward to reading it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pre-teens will readily relate to this story of 12-year-old Annabel's adjustment to her unique family, and they'll respond to an artful reading by Caitlin Greer who successfully switches accents as the tale is told. Annabel was used to being a doted upon only child even though her parents had never made it to the altar. Then, her Dad found a new family and a new life in Australia. Annabelle's a little uppity and sometimes sassy. More importantly, she's jealous of her Dad's new family. The 'Steps' in her case are the legion of relatives she has just acquired. Now, she's off to spend Christmas with her Dad, hoping that she can persuade him to come back to the U.S. However, she soon realizes how happy he is in Australia. Now what? With both understanding and humor the author paints a truthful portrait of a young girl coping with the changes in her life.