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Anastasia Again! (Anastasia Krupnik #2)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  2,656 Ratings  ·  99 Reviews
Twelve-year-old Anastasia is horrified at her family's decision to move from their city apartment to a house in the suburbs.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 26th 1981 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1981)
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If you haven't read an Anastasia book you are truly missing out. This is pre-Judy Blume, pre-Alice McKinley. What great female characters are made of. She has spunk, a good heart, she loves to write, and she wants to make sure she fits in some explicit sex in the mystery novel she is writing. (Oh, and Nancy Drew bores her because it's not subtle enough.) Her dad is a professor/poet; her mom is a painter; her brother Sam is a pip. He acts like the oldest 2-year-old I have ever met. There is also ...more
Beth Bonini
Apr 29, 2012 Beth Bonini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anastasia is my contemporary (in the sense that I was about her age in 1981, when this book was published), and I can read her at 45 and think about how much I would have identified with her at 12. Reading these books makes me nostalgic for the childhood that I didn't have, if that makes sense. The big "change" (and major plot point) in this book is that Anastasia's family moves from Cambridge (where her father is an English professor at Harvard) out to the "suburbs." The beginning bit of this b ...more
Jun 30, 2010 Michelle rated it really liked it
Anastasia moves to the 'burbs, despite all of her hysterical premature assumptions, into a house with a tower (OMG, I want a tower). I laughed a lot as Anastasia made new friends (with the entire Senior Center) and Gertrustein. I love, love, love how Lois Lowry just writes things that I wonder, Are children okay with that? Do they understand it? When Gertrustein names her new goldfish Mr. Stein and explains to Anastasia about their Brief and Unfortunate Marriage, it's incredibly funny and I wond ...more
Nov 22, 2008 Melody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Laugh-out-loud funny. The set-ups are maybe a stretch, but Lowry finishes them off so believably that one goes along, grinning all the way. A pure delight.
Anastasia Krupnik is back, a little older, a little wiser, and just as opinionated and sure of herself as ever. Unfortunately, she isn't quite as grown-up as she thinks she is, and her big ideas and strong opinions sometimes cause trouble.
As the story opens, the Krupniks are getting ready to move from Cambridge, where they've lived all of Anastasia's life, to the suburbs. Anastasia is furious. She regales her parents with a laundry list of stereotypes about the suburbs and the people who live th
Matti Karjalainen
Lois Lowryn "Anastasia vauhdissa" (Otava, 1988) on Anastasia Krupnikista kertovan kirjasarjan toinen osa. Krupnikit ovat muuttamassa. Uusi asunto sijaitsee lähiössä, mikä on jo ajatuksena kauhistuttava. Mutta entäs kun uudessa talossa on tornihuone? Ja millainen mahtaa olla naapurissa asuva vanha rouva, joka näyttää Einsteinin tavoin puhuvan pikkuveljen mukaan noita-akalta?

Suuria ei romaanissa tapahdu, mutta siitä huolimatta kirja imaisee hienosti mukaansa. Anastasia on valloittava päähenkilö, j
Jan 12, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, includes-review
I don't remember reading the Anastasia series when I was in my teens, but I decided to give this a try upon my 9-year-old's recommendation. I am glad I did. The lines are whipsmart and funny; there is a reasonably eventful plot; and I found Anastasia a likeable character (though a bit opinionated - the curse of the precocious!?). The story of Anastasia learning to accept life changes (in this case, moving from the house she has lived in all her life) is still fresh and relevant. I am glad this i ...more
Sep 01, 2008 Swankivy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the Anastasia books as a young girl and really appreciated Ms. Lowry's distinct writing style. Everyone's a bit too clever with their dialogue sometimes, but I related to Anastasia as a slightly bookish but similarly naïve girl who wants to be a writer.

This is one of my favorite books about Anastasia, in which she deals with her issues surrounding having to move to the suburbs. Her assumptions about the move are dashed when she DOES manage to fall in love with the house, meet the neighb
Kristine Hansen
Mar 27, 2014 Kristine Hansen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, coming-of-age
Anastasia is back, and having to move to the suburbs from the city. Again I love her, and find myself thinking that while I read these books when I was a child, I didn't gain the true appreciation for them until I was an adult. Back when I was young, this was just another story about moving and making new friends. Here I am seeing the delight in her interaction with her parents, her intelligence for her age, and also how very much a child she still is sometimes. I'm very glad I've gone back to t ...more
Juliette Simpson
Anastasia Again! by Lois Lowry is a funny book about a girl named Anastasia Krupnik.

Anastasia is horrified when she finds out her family is moving to the suburbs! Anastasia whines about how terrible it is there and she won't agree to move there. Then the day to move comes. Anastasia says good bye to friends, and boys. When she arrives, she is horrified at her reaction. Maybe the suburbs won't be so bad after all.

I really liked this book. It only took me two days and I could read it again. I re
Someone in a class recommended this series due to my love of the Ramona titles, and I can see why. Like Ramona, Anastasia's a character to whom young girls of that age can relate; she's navigating the same concerns that many her age have. By reading about her struggles, kids learn how to deal with their own.

The Krupniks are moving to the suburbs, so she's getting used to a new place, finding new friends, missing old friends. There's humor, intelligence, and just a hint of tween drama.
Jul 12, 2013 Lindsaygail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, funny
Re-reading the whole Anastasia series as an adult is SO much fun. They hold up really well, and are just as funny as I remember them being when I was little. Also the Krupniks are my favorite fictional parents of all time.
Oct 16, 2012 cubbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gertrude Stein! Kool-Aid for senior citizens! "The Mystery of Saying Goodby!" Leprosy! Flashing!

A true classic.
Dec 31, 2015 Madeleine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So nice to revist an old favorite that hasn't had its pop culture references updated. Heh, Walter Cronkite.
Mar 29, 2008 Kirsten rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-pre-12-07, own
The Anastasia books are always excellent!
Jul 08, 2011 Jenne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jf
"And Mozart was still dead."
Oct 16, 2015 Kaitlyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rereading the Anastasia books as an adult is so much fun!
Jan 15, 2017 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
Another cute story featuring Anastasia Krupnik and her eccentric yet normal family - this time the story is about moving into the suburbs. Category: juvie realistic fiction.
Jan 13, 2017 Susann rated it it was amazing
I forgot how much I love this book. And just how funny it is. Even almost 30 years later, after countless re-reads, it still makes me crack up. Sam is a delightful addition to the family.

Disappointed that Goodreads doesn't have an image of my Dell Yearling paperback.
Oct 17, 2008 Endah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misteri Rumah Baru adalah buku kedua serial Anastasia Krupnik. Anastasia, si gadis kecil kikuk berkacamata burung hantu, itu kini telah berusia 12 tahun. Sebentar lagi ia akan duduk di kelas 7 ( setara dengan kelas I SMP). Adiknya, Sam, kini bukan lagi bayi mungil yang sempat tidak ia inginkan kehadirannya (baca Anastasia Krupnik : Rahasia Si Gadis Kecil). Usia Sam sudah 2 tahun. Ia sudah pandai berjalan dan – terutama – pintar sekali bicara. Atau dengan kata lain, kemampuan verbalnya sangat men ...more
Aug 11, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anastasia Again! starts with twelve-year-old Anastasia's reaction to her parents' announcement that they're moving to the suburbs: to say she's not pleased would be an understatement. Anastasia has lived in Cambridge (where her dad teaches at Harvard) her whole life, and she's sure that suburbia will be an aesthetic and intellectual wasteland, which results in hilarious passages like this, about her dad:
He was reading an article called "Morality and Mythology." Anastasia didn't have any idea wha
Buku ini adalah seri kedua Anastasia Krupnik. Dan saya tambah jatuh cinta dengan serial ini. Anastasia yang unik dan cerdas. Ayah ibunya yang nyentrik. Sang adik, Sam yang juga nyentrik. Plus cerita yang asyik dengan humor yang cerdas.

Di serial sebelumnya (Anastasia Krupnik: Rahasia si Gadis Kecil), Anastasia dikabarkan sang ortu akan mendapat adik. Dan di buku ke-2 ini, Sam, sang adik, sudah lahir, sudah berusia 2 1/2 tahun, yang tumbuh cepat secara verbal. Menurut Anastasia, itu aneh. Sebab, s
Katie Fitzgerald
This review also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.

In this second novel about Anastasia, the Krupnik family decides to move to the suburbs. Anastasia is against the idea based on her preconceived notions about suburban life, but even she can’t object when her parents find the perfect house. Once they move in, Anastasia and her brother, Sam, now a toddler, befriend Gertrude Stein, their elderly next door neighbor, whom Anastasia desperately wants to help make new friends and break out of her s
Sep 06, 2016 Lisa rated it really liked it
In the first book of the Anastasia Krupnik series, Anastasia is 10 and her brother Sam is a newborn. In this second book, Anastasia is 12 and Sam is 2.


"We're moving to the suburbs? I can't believe it. I can't believe that you would actually do such a thing to me. As soon as I finish this chocolate pudding, I'm going to jump out the window."


"Anastasia," said her father, in the booming voice that he used only when he was beginning to be quite annoyed with something, "You're making assump
Sep 15, 2016 Baruni rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
okay, didn't find it very good, reading is fun, I enjoy reading, but these are not my-types
It's okay, I think people might like it also, giving it 2 stars :)
Dione Basseri
Sep 17, 2014 Dione Basseri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of Anastasia the first
After reading the original Anastasia book, I had fairly high expectations for this sequel, and while the book wasn't entirely unenjoyable, it certainly fell short of the original.

Now a few years older, Anastasia, her parents, and her little brother, Sam, are a bit cramped in their apartment. Despite some misgivings on Anastasia's part (relating to her idea of what suburbs people act like), they buy a house and relocate. Which, of course, means taking Anastasia away from her few friends.

This book
Julie Decker
May 01, 2014 Julie Decker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anastasia Krupnik does NOT want to move to the suburbs. Not only does she think it must be a horrible place to live, but she doesn't want to leave the house she grew up in--the one with her handprints down the walls and the wallpaper she loves. But when she falls in love with the new house--because it has a tower--she decides to grin and bear it. In her initial attempts to make friends, she inadvertently gets a crush on a neighborhood boy and gets a reputation as a meddler when she tries to help ...more
Corinne Wilson
This, far more than book one, is the Anastasia I remember from my childhood. No wonder my friends and I remember her as a much-older-than us teenager, as in book two (published two years later), she is 12 rather than 10, frequently reads Cosmo, sips the foam from her dad's beer, is very curious and straightforward about sex (not that she knows much about what goes on), and has a fairly realistic teen disdain for what seem like arbitrary things to an adult (Robert's wearing rubber rain boots! UGH ...more
Oct 15, 2012 Ana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Sejujurnya aku ngga siap bertemu dengan Anastasia yang agak sedikit hiperaktif dan gampang ngambek. Tapi setelah kupikir-pikir, dia kan masih 12 tahun.. wajar banget kalo banyak hal bisa membuatnya jengkel, soalnya aku pun dulu begitu.

Yang membuat aku suka pada Anastasia adalah karena dia punya orang tua yang keren banget >,< bahkan ayahnya punya rak buku yang menjulang dari lantai sampai langit2 dan menutupi seluruh dinding. Huwaaaaa >,<

Sebenarnya buku ini agak-agak mirip dengan Al
Sep 27, 2015 Sri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
** spoiler alert **
Malam-malam aku ngikik sendiri membaca buku ini. Lucu banget wkwk. Keluarga Anastasia pindah dari apartemen mereka di Cambridge ke suburban. Semula Anastasia menolak habis-habisan wacana kepindahan mereka karena asumsinya tentang keanehan orang-orang yang tinggal di suburban (asumsi itu dia dapatkan kebanyakan dari iklan haha). Tetapi setelah melihat calon rumah yang akan dia tempati, dia jatuh cinta.
Di lingkungan rumah barunya, Anastasia segera bersosialisasi. Bukan maknya ya
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Taken from Lowry's website:
"I’ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three. My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother: gentle, family-oriented, eager to please. Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always
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