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The Sisters Club: Rule of Three (The Sisters Club #2)

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Alex has always been the Actor with-a-capital-A in the Reel family, and middle-sister Stevie has always been content behind the scenes. But when the school play turns out to be a musical, Stevie decides that she's tired of being the Sensible One. Maybe, for once, she'd like to be in the spotlight! Soon the dueling divas-with little sister Joey egging them on-are in a fierc ...more
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Published March 22nd 2011 by Candlewick Press (MA) (first published August 11th 2009)
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When you think about it things come in threes.
Knife, fork, spoon. Red, white, blue. Crust, mantle, core. The main character is Stevie Reel she is the middle of three sisters. There is Alex the oldest and Joey the youngest.
Alex announced that she is not going to try out for the play, finally a chance to try out without any sister competition. I’m the baker of the family and Alex is the actor and for once I want to try out for the play. The play is called Once Upon a Mattress the Musical and sinc
I enjoyed the audio book version of this book. This book about three sisters and their relationship dynamic. Each sister is talented in different ways, Alex is the actress of the trio, Stevie is the singer and baker and Joey is the writer. Things get a little sticky between the sisters as Alex and Stevie try out for the led in the musical "Once Upon a Mattress". Poor Joey is stuck in the middle of this epic sister feud.
Sisters, Blisters and Tongue Twisters! The Reel sisters are back in a new book. Oldest sister Alex, the drama queen is excited to try out for the school play but this time she has competition from middle sister Stevie, who has a much better singing voice but hates to act! Stevie is also thinking of entering a cake bake-off. Will she be able to do both? Little sister Joey is obsessed with Little Women and mom is in danger of losing her cooking show, Fondue Sue. The tension rises as the sisters co ...more
Knife, fork, spoon. Rock, paper, scissors. Lights, camera, action. Everywhere you look, things come in threes. It’s the Rule of Three which says, things are better when they come in threes. This is certainly true for the Reel sisters in the second book of The Sisters Club series called, Rule of Three. Chaos ensues when both Alex and Stevie tryout for the lead in the school musical, “Once Upon a Mattress”. You see, oldest sister Alex, is the actor in the family and a drama queen. Stevie, however, ...more
Po przeczytaniu pierwszej części serii Klubu Siostrzyczek, postanowiłam, że od razu zajmę się drugą. Skupia się ona na przesłuchaniu do szkolnego musicalu, w którym udział chce wziąć oczywiście największa sympatyczka aktorstwa - Alex oraz... Stevie - środkowa siostra trzymająca się zazwyczaj w cieniu. Pomiędzy dziewczynkami nawiązuje się rywalizacja o główną rolę w spektaklu, a wygrać ma oczywiście najlepsza.

Megan McDonald również w drugim tomie utrzymuje zabawny charakter historii i dostarcza c
This is the sequel to The Sisters Club (which I have not read), but you really don't need to have read that book to understand and truly enjoy this book. I read this book because I was looking for a good booktalk book for 3-4th graders.

Megan McDonald (the author of Judy Moody) brings to life three sisters and makes the story their telling very interesting with different styles of writing. Joe's point of view is told through lists and drawings, Stevie is the main voice in the book so all the norm
Steven R. McEvoy
It's funny that the second book in what is currently a trilogy is called Rule of Three, but knowing Megan McDonald and the three Reel sisters from these books it is very fitting. These books are wonderfully written and a pleasure to read. We get dropped into the Reel family. They run the local theatre. Mrs. Reel has a TV show called "Fondue Sue" even though she can't cook. The school play this year is a musical, and Alex, the oldest and family actor, decides she is not going to go out for the pl ...more
Oldest sister Alex Reel has always been the drama queen, the actor extraordinaire in the family, but when the acting bug bites middle sister, Stevie things turn ugly when they both go out for the same role in the upcoming school play Once Upon a Mattress.

Audition day arrives and Stevie sings her heart out...clearly she has the best voice of all! Alex acts like she was born to do it...clearly she has the acting gene! Who will get the lead? Alex, of course! Stevie gets relegated to the lowly choru
Kate Hastings
Grades 4-6. RL 690. It's been a while since I've read a "girly" book and I find myself needing to branch out from Wendy Mass. This is the story of three sisters. The oldest, Alex, has always been the one into acting (her stories told in scripts). The middle sister, Stevie, is into singing and cooking. She is the main narrator of the story. Joey is the youngest sister and she loves literature. Her story is told in lists and illustrations. Each sister is supposed to play her "role" in the family, ...more
This book is about three sisters who all want think that they are unique. Read this book to find out about what adventure these sisters take when Stevie decides that shes going to start doing what Alex stops doing, what is that exactly? Acting. This family owns a theater so they are all involved in show business but the acting part is Alex's- and only Alex's. They all learn the hard way, that you cant always have what you really want. Find out what happens in this book about drama, revenge and t ...more
Alex, Stevie and Joey are back for more fun! In this second book in the Sisters Club series, the three Reel sisters are struggling to keep their Sisters Club together. Alex is the actor and playwright, Joey is the reader and journal writer, and Stevie, who tells the story, is a singer and a good cook. But what would happen if they wanted to change roles? When Stevie wants to try out for the same play that Alex is auditioning for, sparks are bound to fly. Can their friendship survive?

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I recommend you read this book because it is funny and it has really fun little quizzes in it. And if you're a person who really likes singing, reading or acting, this is the perfect book for you because it has a lot of that in it. You will love reading it. My favorite part was when Alex put on her pajamas and wet her hair and sang "wash that man right out of my hair". But I wish Stevie would be ok with Alex trying out for the same play as her. My favorite character is Joey because she is funny ...more
This book is an awesome book about three sisters who are in a family of actors and actresses! They have Sister club meetings and have lots of fun!
Addison Children
Cute girl story about three sisters. Having finished the book, I'm still not sure how old the girls are. I think the middle sister is in 6th grade and I figure they are about 2 years apart, but they could be closer. The book is largely first person from Stevie's (middle sister's) point of view. There are alternating chapters, first person dialog between the eldest and her sock puppet, and journal entries (frequently in the form of lists) from the youngest sisters voice. From the author of Judy M ...more
Love the book Meagan McDonald is a genius..
Jennifer Danko
Although Megan McDonald’s novel is well written and developed. It was hard to stay focused on the story line. McDonald’s novel is for children around the age ten trying to venture out into chapter books. This novel can easily be the topic of discussion for any young girls in elementary school. McDonald’s story line teaches young girls about the importance of family. She opens the door to real life fights and competitions between sisters and at the same time enforces the importance of trust and e ...more
It was a awesome book ...more
Very cute preteen book about a trio of sisters. This is second book in the series. It pretty much picks up where the first book, The Sisters Club, leaves off. This book focuses in on Alex, the middle sister. Any middle child will be able to relate the "hardships" Alex goes through in this book. She often feels overlooked because she's not the older and she's not the baby, but by then end, she realizes that being in the middle is not so bad. Easy, but enjoyable read.
Casey Haines
Enjoyed the book thanks
Cute story about sisters balancing their personal dreams with their family ties. I like the three sisters’ contributions: narrative, plays, and especially lists, which give an entertaining view of the story and a good sense of who these characters are. I particularly liked that I had no idea what would happen by the end. And, since my mother starred in her high school’s play of Once Upon a Mattress, I felt a special kinship to the plot.
This book was amazing, with so many surprises and funny parts. It shows sisterhood, and how 3 sisters trying to get along. This book is very interesting, it left me reading this all day!
This was an okay book i found in a little stressing at times when the girls were aurguing it was mainly about 3 sisters stevie the middle alex the oldest and OMG BRAIN CRAMP CAN'T REMEMBER THE YOUNGESTS NAME! well anyway Stevie is the swinger alex the actress but stevie wants a chance in the spotlight and the school play turns out to be a musical so they get into arguements so to see who gets the lead part read it!!
Skittles Johnson
I liked how this book portrayed sisters so well, it sounds just like my family! Good book!
Maybe I loved this because I'm one of three sisters. Or maybe because it was awesome!!! Cute story told mostly from the perspective of the middle sister, who decides to upset the balance of their close-knit family and go out for the musical, even though the sister is the actress. Super cute and a great next step for girls who have read the Judy Moody series.
I could not put this book down! It's very fast-paced and fun. It's also one of the most unique books I've ever read. This book is also very easy to relate to because so many people have the same things going on in their life- sisters- loving them, NOT loving them, etc. Make sure to read the first book in the series as well (The Sister's Club)!
I really enjoyed this book. Aunt Rachel and Sienna, recommend this series to Maya. It is a good series (well so far . . . I'm in the middle of reading the last book)about sisterhood, friendship, tough life, pride, (and overcoming it) etc.

P.S. I have been spending quite a bit more time with Sadie since I've read this book. :)
This book was a joy to read. Reading Megan McDonald's books are wonderful! The Rule Of Three is very dramatic and characters in this book always get what they want. They also use their imaganations even if it doesn't come true. At one part it made me laugh! You will love it!
Mary Lee
There's a lot going on in this book: cupcakes, tryouts for the musical, LITTLE WOMEN, and life in a family with three sisters. There is the story and then there are the journal entries, the lists, and the skits mixed in. And did I mention the cupcakes?
Maiya Hyde
i really liked this book,it kept me entertained a lot. i didn't put it down until it was finished. i think it is the best book megan mcdonald has written. i would definately reccomend it to a friend.
This book was interesting. The sisters, Stevie, Alex, and Joey have this chemisty that I don't think I'm going to have with my sister anytime soon.Anyway, it's really interesting. You should read the book.
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"Sometimes I think I am Judy Moody," says Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody series, the Stink series, and THE SISTERS CLUB. "I'm certainly moody, like she is. Judy has a strong voice and always speaks up for herself. I like that."

For Megan McDonald, being able to speak up for herself wasn't always easy. She grew up as the youngest of five sisters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father, an
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Other Books in the Series

The Sisters Club (3 books)
  • The Sisters Club
  • The Sisters Club: Cloudy with a Chance of Boys
Judy Moody (Judy Moody, # 1) Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink, #1) Judy Moody Gets Famous! (Judy Moody, #2) Judy Moody Saves The World! (Judy Moody, #3) Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor is In! (Judy Moody #5)

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