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CADDY EVER AFTER by Hilary McKay

CADDY EVER AFTER

by Hilary McKay

Age Range: 10 - 14

Pub Date: June 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-4169-0930-3
Publisher: McElderry

Lovers of McKay’s other offerings about the irrepressibly wacky and loving Casson family won’t be disappointed by this latest installment. Each paint-named sibling gets to have a voice in alternating chapters filled with endearing, self-revelatory musings laced with warmth, humor and adventures only they could have. Readers who may have found the other Casson tomes a trifle arch will be satisfied as well: McKay downplays coy and plays up charm and fun. While the self-named chapters reveal a great deal about the individual “authors,” they also ring true about the other siblings, their parents, friends and neighbors. Events leading up to a wedding are always fraught with peril; they are here, too, but also with mischief and laughter. Caddy, the would-be bride, makes a late appearance, but by then, unbeknownst to her, her fate has been pretty well sealed in an extremely satisfying and comical ending. (Fiction. 10-14)