In this sequel to Bad Girls, Cynthia Voigt once again explores the uncharted territory of 5th grade girls who don't want to be good. This time, Mikey and Margalo devise a plan to reconcile Mikey's divorcing parents--until a really bad girl, Gianette, gets in the way.
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Cynthia Voigt has been writing for young readers for more than twenty years. She's written twenty-one novels, including Homecoming, Dicey's Song (for which she won the Newbery Medal) and A Solitary Blue (shortlisted for the Newbery Medal). She lives in Maine with her husband.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6. Mikey and Margalo are back and as clever and mischievous as they were in Bad Girls (Scholastic, 1996). This time, the focus of their escapades has shifted from school to Mikey's family and taken a serious turn as the girl struggles with her parents' impending divorce. Margalo, having lived through two divorces, and now comfortably ensconced in a happily blended family, offers sage advice, but joins Mikey as she schemes to keep her unhappy parents together. Classmates from the previous story are back, though with minor roles, and a new character, Gianette the "baddest," is introduced. She is a Creole orphan from New Orleans sent to live with her "grandmother." She captivates everyone with her knowledge of witchcraft, tarot, and the like, and plays a pivotal part in the plot, but is not given as much depth as one might wish for in a character this tantalizing. However, she does enlighten Mikey about the harsher side of life and adds flavor to the story. The book has likable characters, interesting adults, and honest situations. Margalo's mother and stepfather offer a foil as good and loving parents to their brood, as Mikey's family disintegrates. A rebelliously entertaining tale.?Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System, FL
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