Libby on Wednesday

Libby on WednesdayLibby has to go to public school She hates it and tells her family lies Then she gets awarded for winning the writing contest at Morrison Middle School and gets to be in a club called the FFW The people in the FFW are very interesting and all have their own personalities This book is pretty good although very slow at times. I like Libby I think she s precocious, believable, studious, and relatable I love the characterization of her family except her mom sounds awful and obnoxious and descriptions of her house I m not sure why people say this book is predictable For me, the ending is disturbing and probably the worst, most boding ending I ve ever encountered in a YA novel It s also a little juvenile in its plot And then they went to meetings And then she came over to her house And played billiards And then they took a bus and did this And oh no something bad and horrible happened But it s okay because everyone is white and rich and can just have a fun city day Oh no something even worse happened Let s take the bus and walk around and fix it Books Writing Friendship I feel like the author didn t plan out the plot before sitting down to write the book Parts of it are boring and inconsequential, while other parts seem oddly melodramatic, and the ending is disturbing. This book is charming in a way that I remember a lot of YA novels being A rag tag group of kids become friends The main character lives in a run down mansion and has an awesome treehouse I think reading it as an adult has let me definitely seethat I missed the un related adult male friend of the father who lives with them so subtext that even as an adult I question is he, isn t he , the coping mechanisms, invisible disabilities.However, it s not to say the novel doesn t have some pretty clear problems All the kids are white In California All the kids are middle to upper middle class.Still, I actually liked it a lot. This is one of my favorite kids books of all time.Libby is a gifted student who has to adjust to being in a regular school after being home schooled for a long time At first she expects to be miserable, but things improve when she is placed in a Wednesday afternoon writers group with an odd assortment of other gifted nerds.I don t want to give away any of the plot, but I will say that Libby is delightful and her new friends seem real despite their quirkiness. I really enjoyed this book about an 11 year old girl who lives in a rundown castle with her strange family father, grandma, great aunt, and a man who is no relation After being home schooled for six years, her mother who lives in New York , decides Libby must go to school and become socialized So she does, and she hates it The kids all make fun of her and make her life miserable But, in the end, she makes some good friends, and even saves a boy s life. Bless, she s me Granted, a littlewell rounded and bohemian than my books to the exclusion of all else mindset at age eleven twelve But her anger at her peers, her hatred of the concept of socialization , writing it all down with a lot of dashes and exclamation pointswhere was this book when I was her age it was published when I was twelve, why did no one tell meThe subplot of G.G s home life is a little afterschool special, but it s dealt with honestly and straightforwardly as is the end, where he s back with his dad and positive that everything s going to be fine now, six weeks in rehab fixed everything An adult reads it and winces, a kid reads it and listens to Libby and the other FFWs as they admit to skepticism, and sees what they see. Granted, having never read this book as a kid, I am not nostalgically tied to this book at all Still, I did enjoy reading this story It was heart warming Sickeningly so I was farintrigued by the McCall home and the lord generations living there, rather than the kids or anything that they had to experience Now that I have seen the inside of this house, give meabout it, and the eldest author McCall I read this book a long time ago, but I remember liking it Libby had what seemed like an idyllic private life a rich imagination, big beautiful house, a treehouse, loving and intellectual parents She struggled at school in ways I could identify with The other children were well drawn enough that they seemed like people It also shared some pretty strong lessons in writing and peer review that have stuck with me. Libby has always been schooled by her quirky family But now, her mother is forcing to attend school and be socialized She quickly decides that she absolutely despises Morrison Middle School To make matters worse, she has to join a writing club that meets ever single Wednesday The group members are very different from one another There is a bully, a boy with a disease, a girl obessed with punk and detective stories and a stereotypical cheerleader Libby doesn t ever think she will be friends with these individuals I like this book because it is realistic on friendships and school but it is a little outdated. Libby Is Sent To Public School To Be Socialized After Years Of Being Educated At Home An Honest, Forthright Picture Of These Classmates Tumed Friends Who Come To Accept Their Difficulties And To Care About Each Otheran Absorbing Story, Filled With Real Young People And Genuine Concerns School Library Journal, Starred ReviewAn ALA Best Book For Young Adults, A Child Study Children S Book Committee Children S Book Of The Year

The recipient of three Newbery Honor Book awards for The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid, and The Witches of Worm, Zilpha Keatley Snyder began writing books for children in 1964 when her first book, A Season of Ponies, was published Over the course of the career she completed 43 books, mostly for children aged 9 to 13, but also including two books for young adults, four picture books for y

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  • Paperback
  • 196 pages
  • Libby on Wednesday
  • Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • English
  • 16 December 2018
  • 9780440803041

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