Frederick shows Mrs. Chadwick's personalities and passions without actually stating the facts. She demonstrates this through Mrs. Chadwick's behaviors and actions. (82) 9/29/14
Frederick shows how the girls minus Megan aren't ready to cope with the changes in their book club. They are not open-minded to Becca and the Chadwicks, but that is okay, because they are very rude and unkind, especially Becca. (83) 9/29/14
Frederick shows how Cassidy is not good at saying the right thing at the write time. She always just openly expresses herself. She does this by quoting Anne from Anne of Green Gables and ruining her chances of avoiding punishment. (97) 9/30/14
Frederick shows how though the mothers try to make this misbehavior of the girls a serious matter, the fathers and brothers find it very funny, demonstrating how Cassidy's practical jokes are funny and not serious issues, which shows that she is not mean, just comedic. (98) 9/30/14
Frederick demonstrates how Megan is torn between Becca and the book club. Megan's book club drawings reflect her attraction to Becca, but her true friends lie in Jess, Emma, and Cassidy. The author uses some foreshadowing to indicate that there may be a way where she can be friends with Becca, Emma, Jess, and Cassidy. (99) 9/30/14
Frederick shows how the relations between the girls and Megan are really tense. Normally, if Becca weren't involved, Megan would immediately ready to come to Emma's party. HOwever, now, she is internally debating whether or not she should go (105) 10/1/14
Frederick shows how Megan's true friends are in Jess, Emma, and Cassidy. The girls are ready to deal with punishments and will do whatever they have to in order to get Megan back and prove that Becca was the culprit of the scandalous article about Megan's mom, "Handcuffs Wong" (193) 10/1/14
Frederick shows how all the girls are very loyal to each other. They will work together and do whatever it takes to save Half Moon Farm, for Jess and their families. They are really devoted to helping each other. (114) 9/30/14
Megan shows how everyone is unique, and that the main point that they can all learn from this classic episode is that the girls can all work together and become friends. Together, they can do something extraordinary. Megan highlights and distinguishes each girls skills.This is similar to when the girls made a plan to save Half Moon Farm, and when Jess presented each girl's similarity to Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. (196) 10/2/14
Cassidy is good at interpreting the behavior of others around her. She sees that Stan the man is slightly nervous about being alone with Cassidy, and that the man who she is shooting against in the half-time hockey contest is angry about playing against a girl, especially because she is better that him. We also see that Cassidy is VERY competitive and skilled at hockey, and that she takes her passion very seriously, unlike her other activities such as school. (125) 10/2/14
Megan's friendship with the girls is put to the final test as Becca pulls this extreme stunt. It is up to Megan to decide whether or not she should believe Emma's act of denial, or Becca's act of innocence. The stakes are high in this story Frederick builds and abundance of suspense. Megan's decision could affect all of the girls' lives in a major way. The author introduces how sensitive the girls' relationship really is. It all depends on all of the girls' voluntary acceptance of the girl's friendship. (163) 10/3/14
I can tell that the characters are mischievious because on page 3, the author writes "Giggling, the two of us scoop up the evidence - garlic powder, cinnamon, peppermint extract, and blue food covering- and hastily stuff it back into the spice cupboard.
I have a feeling that Jess and her mother are poor because they don't have air conditioning. (4)
I like how the brothers are so gullable they think they are invisible from the liquid. (11)
I can tell that Emma is very sensitive about her fashion because she was still upset after she got her braces and how poorly it looked on her. (18)
I like how the three girls are called the Fab Three because they are all about sass and fashion. (23)
There are many fights going on about which book to read and I think that it is going to last for ever because all of the mothers have different opinions. (33)
I have a feeling that Mrs. Wong really loves poetry because she always has a story about the poem that she experienced. (35)
It is so cool how there is a tv right behind the painting over the fire place that slides open when you press a button. (37)
I like how Emma's mother's said that "Each flower is unique, just like each person is unique." (43)
I have a feeling that Becca does not have an interest in boys. (50)
I think that Cassidy's older sister is being more tough on her because they are sisters and all of her other friends are not exactly as special. That is how older sisters act. (54)
I like how Jess' father thinks of her as Alice from Alice in Wonderland because of one of her outfits that she wears. (71)
I like the simile "Stewart Chadwich is standing on one leg like a crane..."
It's funny how Cassidy walked into the living room with a towel later realizing that she was being videotaped because she did not know that they were filming since her entire house was covered with cameras.
I can tell that the moms really care about the movie because they are wearing very fancy and pretty clothes. (79)
I can tell that Clementine and Emma are best friends because they always share their secrets and never tell anyone else. (80)
I like how Clementine is saying that maybe if she spent 7 hours doing makeup she would look perfect like the fab 3 (80)
I'm upset that Carlson took the teacup with the white liquid even though it was for Becca but I am happy that it splashed at annoying Mrs. Chadwick. (87)
I can tell why Yo-Yo (Emma's dog) is impossible to get mad up because he is so cute. (91)
I'm sure it is funny for the Cadwicks to see Stewart skate since he is so bad at it. (94)
I feel bad that Stewart can never get on the ice hockey team because he is so bad at it. (95)
I like the simile "His eyes are as gray as snow-clouds. (95)
Heather Vogel Frederick captures the magic of friendship which will enchant daughters and mothers alike.
In the book Much Ado About Anne by Heather Vogel Frederick, Emma, Jess, Cassidy and Megan got a surprise from their moms: they were inviting snooty Becca and her mom to the book club! The girls were all upset about this but later, an even bigger surprise was waiting for them. They found out that Jess would need to sell Half Moon Farm due to money issues! The girls had to find a way to fix this problem but they would need to include Becca and her other snooty friends to find a solution. In a year filled with a disastrous camping trip with the moms and the girls, and a fashion show, the girls realize that they will only be able to work together in order to save half moon farm.
It starts out with the Mother Daughter Book Club, a club which brings the mom and girls together, reading Shakespeare books and later being cast on TV. Then comes a disastrous camping trip in which everyone gets lost and have to work together in order to be saved. That includes Becca and her mom who were invited. They are finally able to accomplish their goal working together. After the trip, the girls hatch a plan for saving Half Moon Farm. With Becca’s help, they make different designs for clothing for their show and are sure that it will work out thanks to their teamwork. When the big day came, everyone wanted their clothing that they designed but the last person was Cassidy’s mom’s second boyfriend who paid $1000 for the dress that Cassidy’s mom was wearing and that did not go well for Cassidy because that man asked her mom to marry him and she said yes. She ran out crying because of this incident. When the honeymoon came, Cassidy gave her mom a picture of her father who passed away as a way of remembering him. On the other hand, Half Moon was saved by the help of all of the friends who found a way to save the farm working together. Heather Vogel Frederick captures the magic of friendship which will enchant daughters and mothers alike.
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