A FRIEND LIKE THAT by Alfred Slote

A FRIEND LIKE THAT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this sequel to Moving In, Robby Miller is so upset by the possibility of his father's remarriage that he runs away from home. Robby has a hard time adjusting to his family's move to Michigan. When their housekeeper moves out to get married, Robby is sure that a divorcÉe at the wedding is setting her cap for his father; since Robby has taken an instant dislike to both the woman and her snotty son, he finds this possibility repugnant. When his father invites the pair to dinner, Robby tries a few desperate ploys to keep the get-together from occurring, culminating in his attempt to run away. But he doesn't count on the persistence and perspicacity of the housekeeper's stepdaughter--who follows to persuade him to come home again. Nor does he imagine that his father and the school principal will fall in love during their headlong pursuit of the two of them. Funny, tender, and highly engaging. The characters and situations are believable; the outcome fitting The story stands as well on its own as it does as a sequel.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1988
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Lippincott