Trying to change their conventional image, an eleven-year-old ornithologist and her friends in the Four Roses club are alarmed to find themselves attracted to a precocious boy with a serious interest in kissing.
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Grade 5-7-- Gerber's slice of pre-pubescent angst may be a bit too raw for the sensitivities of some parents, but her characters' concerns and dialogue ring true. Eleven-year-old Marilyn, the narrator, is fixated on her slowly developing breast (only one seems to be growing) and the class bad boy, Robby Sampson. Robby tantalizes Marilyn, challenging her to forsake her dull, safe destiny and take a chance with his idea of fun: kissing games, breaking rules, and saying dirty words. Marilyn is an interesting character; she raises birds, questions the conventional roles of women, and, eventually, follows her own conscience. She is also willing to re-evaluate her prejudice against Holly, a classmate who is built like a miniature Dolly Parton, and accept her as a more complex individual. The girls' conversations and thoughts are mostly realistic, but at times some of Gerber's writing borders on being cloying ("Now I had three precious things under my own sweater: my own two breasts and Robby's necklace"). I'd Rather Think About Robby may not be for all readers, but it is a cut above the usual pre-teen formula romances. --Jeanette Larson, Mesquite Public Library, Tex.
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Marilyn, a quiet, 11-year-old aspiring ornithologist is first ecstatic, and then taken aback, when handsome Robby seems to forsake his girlfriend and turn his attentions toward her. Ages 9-12.
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