The dating game by natalie standiford

Readers will laugh out loud and emerge from the story satisfied with the cheerful resolution.Kirkus Reviews, December 18, 2013 A wish, a shared birthday and some theater magic transform the lives of two young teens.Suddenly, Lavender experiences the popular life as Scarlet, and Scarlet endures the many taunts that punctuate Lavenders school days.As they scramble to resolve their dilemma, the girls form a reluctant collaboration.School Library Journal, January 2016 Gr 3-6Ten-year-old Claire Warren has a rocky start to the school year.Her best girl friend, Bess, has moved away, and good pal Henry is suddenly too cool to hang out with a girl.Written in first person, each letter traverses the same time period, yet the girls' unique voices and perspectives shine through: wholesome Sassy, who thinks she's un-killable; spitfire, nonconformist Jane, who riles everyone up with her dirt-dishing blog, real site); and do-gooder Norrie, who falls in love with the wrong guy.Standiford makes reading about Baltimore high society and the flawed, pampered, but likable Sullivans feel like a wickedly guilty pleasure.

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(Click the title link above for more reviews.) *Kirkus Reviews Sept 15, 2009 HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT Surprising everyone at their private school, a sardonic loner befriends the new girl in this unusual story of an intense platonic relationship between two misfits.Although Laura has been warned not to fall for Russian men, who might have ulterior motives, she is drawn to her mysterious rescuer and arranges to meet with him secretly.Their rendezvous become increasingly frequent and intense, and the city that once seemed so bleak to Laura suddenly comes to life.Unless the guilty party confesses satisfactorily, her millions will go to charity (and not just any charity: Puppy Ponchos, which "provided rain ponchos for the dogs of people too poor to buy dog raincoats for themselves").Thus begins a delightful tale in which the three Sullivan sisters pour their hearts, souls, and deepest secrets into letters to Almighty.