When Life Gives You O.J.

When Life Gives You O.J.

by Erica S. Perl

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When Life Gives You OJ 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a funny book. You could really relate to the all of the characters. You can really understand the book. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im ten and this book was awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dude this book looks adorible!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book readed it lots of times.
KristiBernard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Zelda Fried, pronounced freed, wants a dog, wants to go to camp Sonrise with her best friend Allie, and she wants to move back to her old neighborhood. That's quite a bit for an almost eleven year old going int the sixth grade.When Zelly asks her parents if she can go to camp with her best friends, the answer was no, although her parents congratulated her for making a good case. The problems is they've recently moved to Vermont to a new house. You see, she recently lost her grandmother whom she fondly referred to as Bubbles. Her grandfather Ace lives with them now, and since everyone is adjusting to the recent loss and move, Zelly and her brother Sam will be spending time with family.In an effort to connect with Zelly, Ace comes up with a plan to see if Zelly is ready to take responsibility for a pet. It all starts with a note:Kid,See me immediately when you get this.Do not speak of this to anyone,not even your parents or your brother.Acep.s. I hope are are ready for this.Zelly is to take care to feed, water and walk a new makeshift pet. This pet is an old orange juice jug. She is forced to adapt to treating this old jug like a real dog. She makes a face and some spots on her new pet and names it O.J. As she adjusts to this crazy situation she awaits for letters from Allie, makes a new friend and tries to earn the trust of her parents so that she can get a real dog.This hilarious story of family and friendship will have readers flipping through the pages and sharing the laughter of this Jewish family. Readers will learn some funny Yiddish terms and grow to love Ace and his antics with Zelly and Sam.The back of the book has a glossary of Yiddish words like Chutzpah, which means ¿nerve¿ or ¿meshuggener¿ which is a crazy person. Parents and teachers will love this lighthearted family tale which will open the door to a culture they will embrace.
lebrun727 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great story- learned a bunch of Yiddish words I never knew! Zelly is a typical kid who is totally embarrased and she was a character kids will relate to when they read her story of taking care of a practice dog.
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Great book
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Awrsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dog poop way too classic boring dont read this dog stuff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books is poopy