Jane is looking forward to the start of the volleyball season when her widower father drops a bombshell: he is planning to marry a woman with a teenage daughter of her own! Jane's new mother and stepsister go out of their way to be nice and accommodating, so she eagerly tries to adjust to the new people in her life. But when her stepsister, Michaela, suddenly becomes a star on Jane's volleyball team, Jane finds her jealousy of this newcomer more than she can bear.
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Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-8Eighth-grader Jamie Bonner is one of the stars of the East Side Middle School volleyball team. Only five days before remarrying, her widowed father announces the big news to his daughters. For Jamie, adjusting to her new 13-year-old stepsister is more of a shock than the marriage. Michaela seems to be perfecttall, pretty, smart, talentedand soon seems to take over Jamies life, including her bedroom, friends, and the boy she likes. At least Jamie still has her volleyball to herself. But after one of her teammates sprains her wrist, guess who joins the teamand, of course, is perfect at volleyball, too. Eventually, Jamie realizes that Michaela is also adjusting to a new life and family, and all ends happily. The story captures typical kid-speak dialogue, and the resolution of the blended familys adjustments and difficulties are believable. Theres enough action and mild teen angst to satisfy many readers, especially those yearning for sports fiction not dominated by boys.Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI
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