Saturday, October 24, 2009
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell In Love (MG)
Tarshis, Lauren. 2009. Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell In Love. Penguin. 170 pages.
Emma-Jean Lazarus knew very well that the seventh-grade boys at William Gladstone Middle School behaved like animals at times. They threw fruit in the cafeteria and stampeded through the hallways. They chased balls on the blacktop and laughed in a howling manner when Mr. Petrowski discussed a certain part of the digestive system in science. But none of this particularly troubled Emma-Jean.
Emma-Jean is back in her second adventure. Emma-Jean has learned how to be friends. (She's very good at encouraging and supporting her new friends.) But is she ready for love? In this new book, Emma Jean and her new friends get a little boy-crazy. (Not in a bad way, but in a totally age-appropriate way. The 'going together' way of passing notes and sitting together at lunch.) When Colleen receives a note from a secret admirer, it is up to Emma-Jean to discover just which boy it is that likes her best friend. Can she solve this mystery while battling one of her own? Why is Will, her classmate, hard to get off her mind? Could she have a little crush herself?
This is an adorable, sweet book that was just fun and enjoyable all around.
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