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Summary, etc.: Expelled from boarding school, Charles' presence at home proves disruptive, especially for sister Rachel, a gifted seventh grader juggling friendships and school activities.
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7-10
5.9 Follett Library Resources
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Accelerated Reader AR 5.0 6.0 10119
Subject: Brothers and sisters Fiction
Family problems Fiction
Gifted children Fiction
Friendship Fiction

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 0531068013
Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
by Blume, Judy
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Here's to You, Rachel Robinson

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Gr 5-8-Rachel Robinson is every teacher's dream student. As she's wrapping up the seventh grade, teachers are trying to lure her into participating in extracurricular activities for gifted students, and as a result, away from her friends. But Rachel's mind is focused on one thing: Charles, her older brother. He's back at home after being kicked out of boarding school and his mission in life is to torture and bully his family. Rachel's friends think Charles is cute, but true to her no-nonsense nature, Rachel can't understand what they see in him. Charles focuses most of his cruelty on Rachel and their older sister, Jessica, a shy high school senior, who is battling a painful case of cystic acne. He also gnashes his brutish teeth at his trying parents and at his cousin, Tarren, a divorced, single mother who is having an affair with a married man. Judy Blume is a master at creating complex characters that tweens enjoy. In this novel (1993), Rachel's personal growth and eventual acceptance of her family is never forced and sends the message that life is messy, but everything's going to be fine. Mandy Siegfried's narration enhances Blume's talent for writing dialogue. Her girlish pitch provides an authentic performance. This companion novel to Just As Long As We're Together (1986, both Orchard) is an excellent choice for libraries where the author is popular.-Annica Stivers, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Gr. 6-8. Blume is back near the top of her form in this companion to Just as long as We're Together (1987). This time the focus is on another of the three friends introduced in that story, narrator Rachel Robinson. Rachel, a child prodigy (as her brother, Charles, snidely calls her), has a penchant for doing her homework on time, doing the right thing, and, in general, living up to her potential. Her 16-year-old sister, Jessica, also aims high, despite a serious case of cystic acne. It's middle sibling Charles who sees himself as the mirror that reflects the family's flaws, and he relishes the job, labeling his mother an ice princess, his father a wimp, and Jessica a potato head. Meanwhile, he has flunked out of school, smokes dope, and generally turns up the pilot light hoping to burn the family. Blume does a fine job of showing, rather than telling, so the reader really understands the family dynamics and Charles' motivations (some of them, anyway). But she also has a tendency to skim the surface, and just when readers really get interested in a particular story line--for instance, how difficult it is for Jessica to deal with her acne--Blume whisks you away to some other situation, such as an older cousin's flirtation with a married man or Rachel's feelings that friends Alison and Stephanie like each other better than they do her. What Blume gets so right is the stress of modern family life, just as wearing on the kids as on the adults. Everyone tries to keep going, but it's like running an obstacle course where the hurdles are everywhere and awfully high to boot. (Reviewed Sept. 1, 1993)0531068013Ilene Cooper

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Continuing the story begun in Just As Long As We're Together , Blume here focuses on Rachel, one of three best friends. This gifted, highly motivated student who, according to her mother, was ``born thirty-five,'' feels somewhat out of sync with Stephanie and Alison as seventh grade draws to a close. Then, when Rachel's acerbic older brother is expelled from boarding school, life at home becomes equally unsettling--and decidedly unpleasant. Rachel's incisive, first-person narration easily draws readers into her complicated world as she learns to cope with the pressures brought on by her relentless quest to be the best at everything and by her troubled family situation. Perceptive, strong storytelling ensures that other characters' points of view (particularly Rachel's brother's) can also be discerned. Blume once again demonstrates her ability to shape multidimensional characters and to explore--often through very convincing dialogue--the tangled interactions of believable, complex people. Ages 11-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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