Can Darlene's appearance make up for whatever else she lacks? Should levelheaded Verna cover up for her friend when the going gets tough? Not many girls can live a dream. If Darlene and Verna dare to, will their lives ever be the same?
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||1st ed.|
|Product dimensions:||20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal (for A Year Down Yonder), the Scott O’ Dell Award (for The River Between Us), and the Edgar (for Are You in the House Alone?), and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author to ever have been awarded a National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Verna Henderson gets an all paid trip to New York for the Super DollUSA,beauty contest.Only Verna isn't in the contest, she is going to chaperone over her friend Darlene who is also 16 years old.Vernais a little supprised that Darlene's mother picked her to go instead of one of her old friends.That isn't the main event in the story but, its a big part in the story. The big event in the story is that Verna goes to an in town highschool, and meets a group of girls that accepts her for for being a farm girl and not as preppy and girly as the rest of them, they still thinkthat she is cool to hang out with.Verna's family all think she turned from a tomboy to a prep from the time she started hanging out with that clique to thee time she came home from New York. The setting of the story was mainly at school, on the Farm ,and in New York. The time period was throughout the school year and half of summer break.Will Verna need an explanation for Darlene's mom ,or does darlene win the contest, to find out read representing super doll.