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The Sisters Club (The Sisters Club #1)

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Meet the Sisters Club: twelve-year-old Alex, aspiring actress and born drama queen; eight-year-old Joey, homework lover and pioneer wannabe; and smack in the middle, ten-year-old Stevie, the glue that holds them together - through dinner disasters, disputes over stolen lucky sweaters, and Alex's going gaga over her leading man. Playfully weaving Stevie's narration with Ale ...more
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Published March 22nd 2011 by Candlewick Press (MA) (first published September 2003)
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Lauren
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Life is crazy for the girls in the books Sisters Club by Megan McDonald. It is about three sisters named Stevie, Alex and Joey who all love acting. One day all of the sisters decided to make a club called the sisters club where they all have their own meeting about new drama, gossips and new events that are exciting to them. This book takes place in their hectic house with their mom and dad. I think the theme for this book would be to always know that someone is always there for you
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Iris
Mar 31, 2017 Iris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stevie created the sisters club where they tell everything about each other. They tell each other rules and are very different, Alex is the oldest and bossiest, Stevie created the club, Joey thinks she doesn't have enough homework so she creates some herself. Their parents love acting. Alex admits to her sisters that she likes someone in the Beauty and the Beast (the play she is playing in). She invites in for dinner one day to practice and everything goes wrong. What will Alex say?
I love this b
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Amy
Sep 14, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
I won't make this a lengthy review, only because this book is near and dear to my heart, as I grew up reading it. I remember reading this all the time, especially when I had nothing else to read. It was my fallback. A Nook book page run by some friends posted it for $1.99 as a Nook book, so I snapped it up. This, in my opinion, is a classic middle grade book that girls will love.

Although it was, and is a childhood favorite of mine, something bothers me now that I've re-read it at 19. Is it me,
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Cassidy
Sep 18, 2013 Cassidy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The sisters club is about a group of sisters Alex who loves drama, Joey who loves homework and Stevie who is like the mediator of the family. The book talks about the life of a sister and all the ups and downs it comes with. To deal with them they go to the sisters club. Its when they go up to there tree house in there backyard and talk to each other about all their problems. They don't always get along but they are always there for one another.
I loved the book because I thought it was really
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Maitha Alsuwaidi
The first sentience of the book attract me to continue reading this book which is "Being in the middle is like being invisible. Especially when you're in the middle sister in a family with three girls". I was exited to read this book, because it tells us a real stories happen between sisters and friends. Before reading this book I thought it is going to talk about friends as a sisters but it was about sisters and their parents. The sisters where Alex, Stevie, and Joey. Sounds of their names look ...more
Catherine C
Mar 29, 2013 Catherine C rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked The Sisters Club by Meagan McDonald. It is about a girl named Stevie Reel who feels like the glue of the family. Her older sister, Alex, has caught play fever getting ready for her audition for Beauty in Beauty and the Beast. Her little sister, Joey, is constantly working on homework that she makes up for herself. She is fascinated that her Great great grandmother was a pioneer and an actress. It's up to Stevie to save the sister's club (a club that Stevie made up for just the th ...more
Chris
Jun 09, 2010 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j, not-graphic, life, voice
Third, fifth, and seventh grade sisters take turns narrating this book--although middle sister Stevie is the major protagonist--and we end up with a nice appreciation of each. It's not my kind of book and I thought I'd have trouble relating to the girls, but the more I read the more I enjoyed it. Very well done.
Jadyn
Jul 15, 2009 Jadyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THis is a really good book i liked it because it was almost like a diary and it kind of reminded me of me and my two sisters
Brenna
Oct 24, 2012 Brenna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's great how these sisters keep a great relationship even through the rough times.
zekiah (yup thats me)
i loved this book it was really funny i think that the sisters are just like my sisters.we fight alot and we make back up ,just ike the girlz in the book
Louise Buchanan
Mar 19, 2017 Louise Buchanan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graciela-read
Graciela read all 3 of these in Grade 3. She loves all Megan McDonald.
Katie Fitzgerald
Ten-year-old Stevie Reel is the middle sister between near-teenager, Alex and funny, smartypants eight-year-old Joey. The girls’ parents own a local theater, and the entire family, in one way or another, has the performance bug. Whether they’re acting out King Lear in the living room, auditioning for a role in a community production, or filling in as a sister’s understudy at the last minute, the Reel girls all have a flair for the dramatic. Their club, The Sisters Club, is the forum for much of ...more
KaRo
Dec 27, 2013 KaRo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prawo serii to książka, która opowiada o typowo aktorskiej rodzinie Reelów, gdzie prym wiodą trzy siostry: najstarsza - Alex, najmłodsza - Joey i środkowa (która nazywa siebie klejem) - Stevie. Dziewczyny zakładają Klub Siostrzyczek, który ma wspomagać wzajemne wsparcie. Ostatnio jednak, jedna z sióstr - Alex nie ma czasu na uczestniczenie w zebraniach klubu z powodu prób do szkolnej sztuki Piękna i Bestia.

Kiedy usłyszałam, że autorka znanej mi dobrze serii o Hani Humorek napisała nową książkę,
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Jackie
"Sisters, blisters, and tongue twisters": that's the secret password for The Sisters Club. Alex (12), Stevie (10), and Joey (8) Reel are three distinctly different and dramatic sisters who are devoted to one another. Swearing in Shakespeare, talking to sock monkeys, preparing unique and tasty(?) dinners, and giving each other marshmallow pedicures (don't ask!) are just a few of the crazy and wacky things these sisters do.

Oldest sister, Alex, has a flare for drama and she has set her sights on a
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Alisa
Mar 06, 2012 Alisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another classic read by favorite author, Megan McDonald (author of the Judy Moody series). I read this aloud with all four girls gathered round. We loved it! (Not only the story but the time we spent together.) McDonald really captures the "drama" found in a family full of girls...something we relate to very well. We read this book for book club, but have since checked out from the library the two books that follow in the series. It has been fun to see my girls pick them up and read aloud to eac ...more
Steven R. McEvoy
Apr 30, 2012 Steven R. McEvoy rated it it was amazing
Reading this book was like going back to my own childhood. I grew up in a home of three boys, and reading this book about three sisters made me realize that I never knew how much boys and girls were alike. Megan McDonald, who grew up the youngest of 5 sisters, writes about the friendship, love, hate and trials of family life among siblings. Our cast of characters is:
Three Sisters:
Alex Reel (the oldest)
Stevie Reel (middle the glue)
Joey Reel (the youngest)
Parents:
Mom (Susan Reel Actress)
Dad (Richa
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Grace Fitzmaurice
The Sister's Club by Megan McDonald was a cute book but I think it is for more of a younger generation. Although there are some things a fourth grader wouldn't understand while reading this book, the way the book is written is a little under my reading level.

This book is about three sisters who explain their life through family dinners, plays, and of course... The Sisters Club!
Alex, Stevie, and Joey, who were originally supposed to be boys, are three sisters who come from a long line of actors
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Catalin
Aug 24, 2012 Catalin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Cameron
Sep 05, 2013 Cameron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sisters! It's a great family-read aloud type book.
Recommended to Cameron by: My sister, Brynn
Shelves: reviewed
In this book by Megan McDonald, don't expect another version of Judy Moody. That is NOT what The Sisters Club is about.
In The Sisters Club, there are three sisters, and most of the book centers around Stevie (yes, a girl named Stevie), the middle child. She was the sister who thought up the Sisters Club, an exclusive just for the Reel sisters club. The only ones allowed to participate are Alex (the oldest), Stevie, and Joey (the youngest). Stevie often feels like she is not special, until she re
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Amanda
Mar 07, 2013 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I chose the book The Sister’s Club, by Megan McDonald, because my sister recommended it to me. This book is about three sisters, Alex, Stevie, and Joey, who share their views of being the middle, eldest, and youngest child. In this story, the three sisters deal with boys, wacky experiments, and goofy parents. My favorite quote from this book is, “Being the middle is like bring invisible.” I like this quote because I’m the middle child and the quote is very relatable. The book is written in firs ...more
MacKenzie
Meet the Reel sisters. All named after boys, These girls are just like sisters. (They fight, they cry, they tease, but they also have a fun club were they can just be sisters.) Alex, the oldest, and the best in her opinion. Is a bossy, drama queen, Twelve-Year-Old. Stevie, the middle feels like the glue in the family and feels she needs to keep the family together. Later, she finds being the glue can be a "sticky situation". Joey the youngest, or "Duck" as her sisters call her. Loves pioneers, h ...more
Paige
Sep 25, 2009 Paige rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book The Sisters Club is about three sisters that have a club but the older sister does not have time for their club. The middle sister thinks she is plain and boring then her dad told her she was the glue. Then she try’s to keep her family happy and still loving each other. You should read this book if you like Are you their god it’s me Margaret and lunch money because they all are realistic fiction. This book is funny, exiting and things will happen unexpected. In the book they write paper ...more
Gracie
Jul 01, 2013 Gracie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
it was cute! i loved it! heres a list of my favorite books. notice that the sisters club comes in second!!!!!! (ps its reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally hard to get second place.im very picky about my books so congrats the sisters club!)

- the mysterious benidict society action, mystery

-the sisters club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cute

-the enchanted forest intriguing

-the popularity papers series humoris

- thea slilton books all i got is AWESOME!
Athen
Sep 10, 2014 Athen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book, I loved it. This is the kind of book you want to own so you can re-read it over and over again. It was about three sisters and the ups and downs of their lives. The three sisters have this club and throughout the book you learn more about it, but this is where the sisters are really together. Their mom gets a new job, Alex has a play, and many more complications. In the end though they really all come together. I really liked all the characters and I would recommend this b ...more
Michelle Kelley
The three Reel sisters are close in age and form the Sisters Club for themselves. The story centers on their acting family and the new acting opportunity and love interest for oldest sister Alex. The younger sisters, most notably Stevie, simply can't help but mess things up along the way. The chapters are told from different perspectives of the three sisters and through different medium (narrative, journals, illustrations, scripts, etc.). It takes a bit for it to get going, but once it does, the ...more
Teddie
Jan 28, 2009 Teddie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i loved this book. i would read it in the summer in the sun. i didn't want to put it down. it wasnt a thriller keep you on the edge of your seat but it was a good book and how the author described some things i felt like i could actually see what she described. i started to read it because i thought it would have to do with like conflics with sisters and all fun stuff sisters do together. but it actually a good book.
Lisa the Librarian
Aug 08, 2009 Lisa the Librarian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: upper elementary girls, any girl with a sister
This is a fun book that explores the relationship between three sisters. Told through notes, mini scripts, drawings and more. Each of the three sisters contributes to the story in her own unique way.

One thing I liked about this book, more than some others where multiple characters tell the story the voices of Alex, Stevie and Joey are unique and different. This helps the story unfold in an entertaining way where all perspectives are clearly told.

Jocelyn
Feb 24, 2010 Jocelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jocelyn by: all my friends.
i liiked this book because it talked about all the rough times with your sisters and i don't have any. So i thought it was cool to see what it was like to have a sister. one of my favorite parts of the book was the end because all of the girls were in a fight before this and then they had a sister (Alex) who had them have a sleep over in her room. They alll became friends again and startecd acting like them selves again.
Rosie
Nov 16, 2010 Rosie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very cute story about sisters. Encompasses the happy times they experience as well as fights as they learn how to grow up. Most girls will relate to the characters and enjoy the funny moments they go through. The parents are the only ones who are a little unrealistic, but the fun format (each sister writes their own narrative through reports, plays, poems, etc.) and pictures make up for this one flaw.
Morgan
Sep 16, 2011 Morgan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book and all of the thing that the three sisters did together. Sometimes, it was difficult to figure out which one of the sisters was writing the story because there are parts of the story out of each of their diaries. These sisters love to spend time with each other and seem like they would be fun people to hang out with.
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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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