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ROSY COLE’S MEMOIR EXPLOSION by Sheila Greenwald

ROSY COLE’S MEMOIR EXPLOSION

A Heartbreaking Story About Losing Friends, Annoying Family, and Ruining Romance

By Sheila Greenwald

Age Range: 7 - 10

Pub Date: April 10th, 2006
ISBN: 0-374-36347-1
Publisher: Melanie Kroupa/Farrar, Straus & Giroux

The assignment on the chalkboard is to write about the most interesting person in your family, but what if you are the most interesting person? Rosy Cole decides to write a memoir and being the thorough person that she is, she gets a book that tells her exactly how to write one. Page two of Write Your Life outlines eight points that should be included in any successful memoir. Determined, Rosy attempts to include all of them, from family feuds to hidden secrets to romantic relationships. Deciding that her life is not quite interesting enough, Rosy decides to embellish it just a bit. Unfortunately, her project manages to earn her a failing grade on her assignment, alienate her friends and frustrate her family. Rosy’s enthusiasm coupled with her good heart make this hilarious and touching story a standout. Black-and-white illustrations accompany the text. Sweet and fun and remarkably timely given the current spate of faux memoirs. (Fiction. 7-10)