The Resource Peace, love & baby ducks, Lauren Myracle, (overdrive ebook)

Peace, love & baby ducks, Lauren Myracle, (overdrive ebook)

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Peace, love & baby ducks
Title
Peace, love & baby ducks
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Myracle
Title variation
Peace, love and baby ducks
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Language
eng
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Carly's summer volunteer experience makes her feel more real than her life of privilege in Atlanta ever did, but her younger sister starts high school pretending to be what she is not, and both find their relationships suffering
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Peace, love & baby ducks
Creator
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Carly's summer volunteer experience makes her feel more real than her life of privilege in Atlanta ever did, but her younger sister starts high school pretending to be what she is not, and both find their relationships suffering
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Review
  • Gr. 8-12 Fifteen-year-old Carly has a problem—two, actually: her younger sister Anna’s new “real live Hooters-esque boobs.” While Carly was away getting self-actualized at a back-to-nature camp, Anna was busy turning into a hottie, a state that makes “granola-girl” Carly uncomfortably jealous. Now back in her privileged Atlanta suburb, Carly is struggling with feelings of insecurity as she tries to reconcile her newly acquired bohemian belief system with the incredible wealth in which she has been raised. In addition, her crush hardly notices her, she feels trapped between her rival best friends, and her parents seem to be growing more distant with each other by the day. Writing for an older teen audience, Myracle empathetically explores issues of socioeconomic class, sibling rivalry, and parental influence in a story that is deeper and more nuanced than the title and cutesy cover, dotted with rubber ducks and a peace sign, imply. A must-read for fans of Sarah Dessen and Justina Chen Headley. -- Hubert, Jennifer (Reviewed 04-15-2009) (Booklist, vol 105, number 16, p38)
  • Gr 8–10— This paean to sisters is flat-out wonderful, full of emotion and bittersweet teenage confusion. It tackles faith, racism, sexism, and the tug-of-war close siblings can engage in while establishing their identity. Free-spirited sophomore Carly reacts against the consumerism of the girls' upscale Atlanta neighborhood while she enjoys what it has to offer. Freshman Anna relies on Carly at their prestigious private school, Holy Redeemer. She has developed large breasts that grant her unwanted attention. Carly helps her sister to face down a bullying coach, and the girls support each other against their über-critical father. Everyone but Carly can see that dependable Roger could be her "love boodle," but she has a crush on Cole, who has "soulful eyes." A sleepover when the girls' parents are away develops into an out-of-control party, and the sisters' trust in one another frays when Carla finds Anna with Cole. Ultimately, however, their bond strengthens. Language is realistic with some swearing. These are girls with hot tempers, bruised egos, and great love for one another. Readers will love them, too.—Tina Zubak, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA --Tina Zubak (Reviewed August 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 8, p111)
  • An honest narrator grounds this sweet story about two sisters learning to accept their differences—and help each other grow up. The sisters, who live in an exclusive Atlanta neighborhood, both attend “the most prestigious prep school in the South,” but while narrator Carly thrives on being an individual, Anna's pretty face and developing body earn her a different kind of attention. Carly stands up for her softer sister often (telling their mom to stop treating curvy Anna like she is fat, for example). She realizes, though, that she is jealous of Anna's looks even though “I'm her big sister, who should be above such things.” As the sisters get different friends and interests, Carly spends less time with Anna, and they find themselves saying mean things and betraying each other (Anna even hooks up with Carly's crush). The conclusion gets emotionally overwrought with a teary scene in which the sisters turn into “a puddle of ridiculous-ness,” but mostly readers will find both the characters and their problems genuine. Ages 12–up. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 30, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 13, p51)
  • Predictable territory is made richer by a large cast of multidimensional characters in this work of contemporary realism set in an affluent Atlanta community. Older sister Carly returns from wilderness camp to discover that her little sister Anna has morphed in a matter of weeks from little girl to hottie, just in time for the start of her freshman year at the same Christian private school Carly attends. In first-person narration, Carly styles herself as a free spirit, listening to music from the late '60s and wearing retro, hippie clothes. This spawns growing pains between the two girls, as Carly becomes increasingly critical of the image-consciousness that dominates their family life and the social sphere of their peers, even as she falls deep into a crush on a boy based on little more than surface-level traits. Myracle's spot-on portrayal of a teen stuck in the throes of defining herself based on what she is not rather than what she is allows plenty of room for Carly to muse, grow and change. (Fiction. 12 & up) (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2009)
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
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304496
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
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630
Literary form
fiction
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  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adolescent
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by Lauren Myracle
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Peace, love and baby ducks
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Peace, love & baby ducks, Lauren Myracle, (overdrive ebook)
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20fd04b2-2ce5-4f9e-86b7-12a7fb910ec9
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm460724502
Dimensions
22 cm.
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
292 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101054031
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)460724502

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