Nancy K. Robinson Veronica Knows Best

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Veronica Knows Best

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9780590405102: Veronica Knows Best

No longer a show-off, Veronica decides the best way to make friends is to "take an interest" in people and determines to practice this theory on Kimberly Watson. Sequel to "Veronica the Show-Off."

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Grade 3-5 This is a story about a girl from a broken home whose wealthy mother ignores her, whose absent father never sees her, and whose attempt to become friends with a popular classmate results in the alienation of a true friend. Sound familiar? It is definitely a rehash of a tired plot in which the young heroine learns important lessons about relationships, lasting values, and responsibility. The situations are, for the most part, not particularly believable. For instance, Veronica, in her mother's absence, arranges for the purchase and delivery through the apartment window of a baby grand piano which she feels she needs in order to impress popular Kimberly. And Veronica's attempt to teach Kimberly to sing in order to insure her the lead in the school production of Sound of Music stretches credulity. Similar in style to Judy Delton's ``Angel'' series (Houghton), which has a plucky, well-meaning female protagonist, Veronica Knows Best may enjoy a certain popularity, but it does not have the quality of problem novels by Betsy Byars or Ellen Conford. Trish Ebbatson, Mansfield-Richland County Public Library, Ohio
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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