Rachel and her family moved. They only live a couple blocks from there old house. The good thing is her and her best friend Stephanie are now neighbors! (7)
It seems like in the book, Stephanie is the disorganized and messy one and Rachel is the one who is really organized and neat. (15)
Stephanie met a new girl who moved from L.A. into Palfreys Pond. She has a dog who can talk. (11)
I think the reason Judy Blume makes her characters talk in first person is because she wants the readers to relate to the character or character's in the book.
I think that Stephanie really cares about her brother Bruce even though she might not want to admit it. When she heard Bruce screaming and crying she ran to his room and was calming him down. She was really nervous because she didn't know why he was so upset but then she realized he was just having his nightmares that he has a lot. (42)
Stephanie has a crush on a boy at school named "Jeremy Dragon". When him and a couple of his friends came to Stephanie's mom's office to get a couple brochures for a school project Stephanie was so happy that she finally got to talk to him. (50)
Stephanie just found out that Allison's mom is Gena Farrell. She was really surprised and excited!! It seems like Alison does not like when people gush over the fact that her mother is a famous actress. (54)
Stephanie, Rachel, and Allison just found out that the exterminators son was Jeremy Dragons dad. They couldn't believe it and they kept on asking him questions about Jeremy. (65)
It seems like Stephanie daydreams a lot and starts thinking about other things. (98)
Rachel and Stephanie are into a fight because Rachel never told Stephanie about that she got moved into a different class and she lied to her. (104)
I think the way Judy Blume makes her characters in each book relate with the readers is finding conflicts or situations that a 12 or 13 year old or whatever age she is trying to connect the book with can relate to. One example would be Stephanie wanting a phone but her parents won't let her get one. (124)
I think that Stephanie's mom and dad are not talking because Stephanie's dad keeps making plans for just Stephanie, Bruce, and him. He is not including his wife even though it is Thanksgiving and they haven't seen each other since the summer. (126)
Judy Blume writes with Eloquence because she always writes in a way that convinces the readers that her story and her characters are believable.
I like the author's use of a metaphor here. "... if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurrincane." (88)
Stephanie feels chocablock with nervousness because she doesn't know if her parents are going to get divorced or not. She does not want this to happen because she thinks it will change her life around. (154)
I think Stephanie doesn't like Iris because she thinks Iris is going to replace her mom. She thinks that Iris will come between her dad and mom. (170)
The substitute teacher is pretty laid back because Stephanie by accidentally said a curse word and Stephanie didn't get into trouble. (190)
I think that Stephanie might be jealous that Bruce is getting all of the attention for winning second place for a contest. (213)
I think Stephanie feels a little uncomfortable talking to the school counselor about her moms and dads separation. (215)
Stephanie's jejune language and behavior makes the kids in her grade think she is the class clown. (190)
Stephanie was so upset when she found out that her mom and dad were getting separated so she locked her room door and languished in her room for a long time without food or water, until her parents dragged her out of her room. (135)
Rachel and Stephanie got into a big fight and Stephanie thinks that they will never make up. (245)
Allison just found out that her mother is pregnant and she is really upset. She thinks that when they have the baby her parents won't need her anymore. She is going to France to look for her biological mother. (283)
Stephanie and Rachel became friends again and realized that they were not being so nice to each other. (294)
When Stephanie found out that her parents were getting separated she was so upset so she gorged herself and then she felt a little better. (135)
Stephanie was so upset about her parents separation and she couldn't understand why her mom was so nonchalant and just seemed like nothing happened.
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