“McDonald keeps readers laughing with all the antics while expertly folding in Shakespeare references and double entendres.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
As the middle sister in a family with three girls, Stevie Reel doesn’t know much about boys. But lately, things have been changing: kids at school are starting to pair up, and Owen, the new boy in her Earth Science class, seems to have his sights set on Stevie. The trouble is, Stevie doesn’t want a boyfriend — she’s not even sure she’s ready for a boy friend. And her sisters are no help: drama queen Alex is busy trying to orchestrate a perfect, Romeo-and-Juliet-style first kiss from her heartthrob, while Joey can’t understand why anyone would like a boy better than a frog. If only figuring out boys were as easy as predicting the weather!
Breezy and light-hearted, this makes a nice recommendation for young readers looking for girl power.
--Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books Uses weather, frogs, and Romeo and Juliet as the backdrop to a story focused on the sweeter side of sisterhood. Dialogue and situations will ring true for both new readers and fans
--School Library Journal
McDonald keeps readers laughing with all the antics while expertly folding in Shakespeare references and double entendres in her now-familiar combination of journal-style entries from Joey's perspective, play scenes outlining Alex's viewpoint and an overall narrative told in Stevie's glib voice
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Series: Sisters Club
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 13th March 2012
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 11.43 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.2