FLASHCARDS OF MY LIFE by Charise Mericle Harper

FLASHCARDS OF MY LIFE

Age Range: 9 - 13
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KIRKUS REVIEW

There’s a lot to sort out in junior high: Emily’s best friend, Sandra, doesn’t like her other friends, “the Sarahs”; Emily thinks she might have a crush on Andrew, but is it only because she heard Andrew might be crushing on her; and will her endless-dieting mom and clueless dad ever be happy together again? An unexpected birthday gift, The Flashcards of My Life, might help Emily make sense of it all. With humor and insight, she focuses on such topics as kissing, embarrassing moments, regrets, talent and dreams. Readers will probably gloss over stereotypical inclusions of librarians’ attire and a gym teacher who might be a lesbian, to take in Emily’s “Girlfriend Sacred Rule,” “Boyfriend Obstacle Course” with the “Must Pass My Friends’ Let-Us-Decide-If-We-Like-Him Time Trial,” and other amusing sketches, charts and checklists. Emily’s search for the truth about friendship, romance and identity will appeal to ’tween fans of conversational chick-lit. (Fiction. 9-13)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-316-75621-0
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2006




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