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  1. says:

    The first word that entered my mind when I finished the book was Disturbing It was terribly disturbing and a cold shiver ran down my spine 'Foreboding’Libby has been sent to Morrison Middle School to socialize to mix around with other children but she is not doing so well distress fills her when at school Libby lives in a strangely put together house we have Gillian her grandmother Cordelia her grand aunt Christopher her father and Elliot an adult man with no connection to any member of the house Mercedes Libby’s Mother lives in New York because she acts in plays Everything seems to be running its course the same snide teasing the same sneering laughter until Libby wins the First Prize for a story writing competition and the Judge suggests that the prize winners should form a workshop to improve their writing as well as learn new techniues At the workshop Libby realises that most of her group have problems Alex is battling palsy Tierney is the ugly girl whose family is super good looking only Wendy belongs to a totally normal family Throughout the book Libby had been dropping hints about Elliot the man who has no blood ties with anyone in the family the Man who Cordelia calls ‘The Man who came to Dinner’ Why is Libby so paranoid about bringing her friends home and they seeing Elliot? Oh yes Libby dropped so many hints and Libby is one intelligent child Was there some relationship Libby did not her friends to see?But the most worrisome most scary is GG’s life at home When he comes to the Lab with his face bashed up When he writes that chilling story about something he was supposed to do but couldn’t because he was too late to do it At that moment out of the blue Susan Vega’s song popped into my head and I breathed out ‘My Name is Luka Later the kids save G G from a concussion or maybe dying after his Father has beaten him in a drunken stupor when they rush to his house and find him unconscious GG returns to the workshop and feels his Father is on the mendMy blood goes very cold six months and on the mend from violent alcoholism? I am an adult and GG just a little boy pretending to be a ‘big boy’


  2. says:

    I picked up a copy of this after asking all my friends to recommend books that have homeschooled characters in them I knew nothing else about the book and it turned out I was getting into something a bit darker than I expectedI enjoyed the story even if it was somewhat predictable and stereotyped a bunch of misfits turn out to be complicated than they appear on the surface and become friends However there were several problemsFirst the portrayal of homeschooling was good but the portrayal of a homeschooled kid's social life was not Libby was interested enthusiastic and well educated But before starting school she apparently had no friends outside her family That's just unrealistic she should have had friends from her neighborhood from clubs and activities ballet class? and maybe from homeschool groups as well though I guess those were rare in the 1980s than they are today Still her mother's insistence that Libby go to school to become socialized is one of the most stereotypical arguments against homeschooling and it bothered me that by the end Libby agreed with her even after being bullied and educationally stunted at schoolSecond the story of GG and his father was tied up too pat That was an extremely serious and dangerous situation and it seemed to me that six weeks at an alcohol rehab facility was not going to solve the problems there Much of the abuse seemed premeditated leaving the boy home alone until after midnight setting up tasks for him to do that he was going to fail at to justify later physical violence not just random alcohol fueled rage Putting GG back with his father and a belief that everything was going to be better now was really upsetting to me


  3. says:

    Libby has always been schooled by her uirky family But now her mother is forcing to attend school and be socialized She uickly 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


  4. says:

    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 treehouseI think reading it as an adult has let me definitely see that I missed the un related adult male friend of the father who lives with them so subtext that even as an adult I uestion is he isn't he the coping mechanisms invisible disabilitiesHowever 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 classStill I actually liked it a lot


  5. says:

    This is one of my favorite kids books of all timeLibby 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 nerdsI 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 uirkiness


  6. says:

    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 inconseuential while other parts seem oddly melodramatic and the ending is disturbing


  7. says:

    Bless she's me Granted a little well rounded and bohemian than my books to the exclusion of all else mindset at age eleventwelve 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 me??The subplot of GG'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


  8. says:

    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


  9. says:

    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 far intrigued 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 me about it and the eldest author McCall


  10. says:

    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


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Libby on Wednesday

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Rns School Library Journal starred reviewAn ALA Best Book for Young Adults A Child Study Children's Book Committee Children's Book of the Ye Bless she's me Granted a little well rounded and bohemian than my books to the exclusion of all else mindset at age eleventwelve 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 me??The subplot of GG'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

SUMMARY Ú PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Libby is sent to public school to be socialized after years of being educated at homeAn honest forthright picture of these classmates tumed The first word that entered my mind when I finished the book was Disturbing It was terribly disturbing and a cold shiver ran down my spine 'Foreboding’Libby has been sent to Morrison Middle School to socialize to mix around with other children but she is not doing so well distress fills her when at school Libby lives in a strangely put together house we have Gillian her grandmother Cordelia her grand aunt Christopher her father and Elliot an adult man with no connection to any member of the house Mercedes Libby’s Mother lives in New York because she acts in plays Everything seems to be running its course the same snide teasing the same sneering laughter until Libby wins the First Prize for a story writing competition and the Judge suggests that the prize winners should form a workshop to improve their writing as well as learn new techniues At the workshop Libby realises that most of her group have problems Alex is battling palsy Tierney is the ugly girl whose family is super good looking only Wendy belongs to a totally normal family Throughout the book Libby had been dropping hints about Elliot the man who has no blood ties with anyone in the family the Man who Cordelia calls ‘The Man who came to Dinner’ Why is Libby so paranoid about bringing her friends home and they seeing Elliot? Oh yes Libby dropped so many hints and Libby is one intelligent child Was there some relationship Libby did not her friends to see?But the most worrisome most scary is GG’s life at home When he comes to the Lab with his face bashed up When he writes that chilling story about something he was supposed to do but couldn’t because he was too late to do it At that moment out of the blue Susan Vega’s song popped into my head and I breathed out ‘My Name is Luka Later the kids save G G from a concussion or maybe dying after his Father has beaten him in a drunken stupor when they rush to his house and find him unconscious GG returns to the workshop and feels his Father is on the mendMy blood goes very cold six months and on the mend from violent alcoholism? I am an adult and GG just a little boy pretending to be a ‘big boy’ Stained Glass Pattern Book until Libby wins the First Prize for a story writing competition and the Judge suggests that the prize winners should form a workshop to improve their writing as well as learn new techniues At the workshop Libby realises that most of her group have problems Alex is battling palsy Tierney is the Figment (Insanity, ugly girl whose family is super good looking only Wendy belongs to a totally normal family Throughout the book Libby had been dropping hints about Elliot the man who has no blood ties with anyone in the family the Man who Cordelia calls ‘The Man who came to Dinner’ Why is Libby so paranoid about bringing her friends home and they seeing Elliot? Oh yes Libby dropped so many hints and Libby is one intelligent child Was there some relationship Libby did not her friends to see?But the most worrisome most scary is GG’s life at home When he comes to the Lab with his face bashed The Innocent Flame of Seduction – A Tale of Love and Loyalty in Medieval Ireland up When he writes that chilling story about something he was supposed to do but couldn’t because he was too late to do it At that moment out of the blue Susan Vega’s song popped into my head and I breathed out ‘My Name is Luka Later the kids save G G from a concussion or maybe dying after his Father has beaten him in a drunken stupor when they rush to his house and find him Waiting on Hope unconscious GG returns to the workshop and feels his Father is on the mendMy blood goes very cold six months and on the mend from violent alcoholism? I am an adult and GG just a little boy pretending to be a ‘big boy’

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Friends who come to accept their difficulties and to care about each otheran absorbing story filled with real young people and genuine conce 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 inconseuential while other parts seem oddly melodramatic and the ending is disturbing