It's an Aardvark-Eat-Turtle World
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It's an Aardvark-Eat-Turtle World

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What could be better? Rosie and Phoebe have been best friends since they met on the divorce express, shuttling between their parents on weekends.
Now Rosie's mom and Phoebe's dad have fallen in love and they're all moving in together. Rosie has always dreamed of having a real family, but having Phoebe as a sister and having Phoebe as a friend are two very different things.
Paperback, 132 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Puffin Books (first published February 1st 1985)
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I wish I'd known about this book when I was a kid because it would have been the only one about a mixed girl I'd ever encountered. Womp womp.
Arshia Zehra
Having a family doesn't mean that everything is going to be easy and all the family members will get long.It means that although you have problems you are willing to work them out in order to be a family.

Rosie learns this the hard way. Phoebe was a little self-centered but I feel bad for her. She had to go through so many changes in her life and adjusting is not easy.

Rosie had a lot of high expectations. She thought that all the families are like the perfect families that are shown in movies....more
I thought this books was quite good but I wouldn't rush to read it again or recommend it to others
Another Issue Book. Well written but not particularly engaging to the middle-aged person. It might just be me, though. There were bits that were clever and fun, but Phoebe didn't ring true to me at all in this installment. The whipsawing of emotions in adolescence, sure, I buy that. But the picking up and moving multiple times? I find that less creditable. And the dad's too saintly by half.

I have only a vague memory of reading THE DIVORCE EXPRESS, and I didn't remember these characters. Typical Danziger, which isn't ever a bad thing!
An average story about a girls mom marrying her best friends dad. Kind of Dull.
Fun for teenage girls.
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Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since the second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Throughout her career, she wrote a collection of children's stories, including The Cat Ate my Gymsuit, The Divorce Express and, more recently, the Amber Brown series.
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