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Nobody's Perfect (Deaf Child Crossing)

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Megan has spent forever planning her positively purple birthday sleepover. She's even made glittery purple invitations for every girl in her class. Then a new girl, Alexis Powell, joins their class. Alexis seems perfect: She's smart, pretty, and rules the soccer games on the playground. But no matter how hard Megan tries to be a friend to Alexis, the new girl is aloof or r ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 6th 2007 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published 2006)
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Sep 15, 2010 Hannah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Hannah by: Hayley
the best book ever! everyone should read it!!! i haven't read anything this good in a LONG time!
Apr 10, 2016 Alexis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am almost positive I read this in 2008 but it might have been late 2007. I had gotten an autographed copy for Christmas from my aunt and I read it soon after. I thought it was funny and cool to read about a girl named Alexis that was so much like me. I play soccer, keep my grades up, and my name is Alexis. In the book Leading Ladies I also find out that she plays the French Horn like me. It's freaky how that is. I really liked this book.
Feb 16, 2014 Eddiliana rated it it was amazing
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Oct 05, 2010 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 8th-grade
I love this book, it talks about friendship and most importantly that noone is perfect. The is something betterthan being just like everyone else. I learned that life is not only thinking about your future, its about knowing that everyday that goes by, your one step closer to happiness. I love this book so much, and recommend this book to everyone, it helped me understand also that being yourself and doing your best, that is what is essential in life. Nver take things for granted, because you ne ...more
Kathy MacMillan
Megan can’t wait for her positively purple birthday party, but her perfect plans get derailed when a new girl, Alexis, joins her class and rebuffs Megan’s invitation and brushes off all of Megan’s attempts to be friendly. When Megan teaches Alexis’s autistic brother some basic sign language, it opens up communication with both him and Alexis.
Melissa Wilson
May 06, 2011 Melissa Wilson rated it it was ok
I think I would have liked the book better if I read it as a child. I wish that autism was explained a little bit more (in children's terms of course).
A great story about a couple of 4th graders that are going to do a project together and the reader find out why one of the girls comes off as being rude.
Jan 28, 2010 Atapia rated it it was amazing
this book is about a girl that loves purple!she has one year planning her purple sleepover party.then,this new girl arrives to her the begining,megan thinks that the new girl is shy!!!But she figure out the truth!!!!
Dec 10, 2009 Jordan added it
almost all of my friends have recommended this far as i have gotten it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.
Apr 26, 2012 Bec rated it really liked it
Another great book by Marlee, this one tackles making new friends, and how to deal with people who are a bit "different" from us. Done in a nice way - looking forward to the next one
Aug 06, 2008 Julie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: tweens
Much better than the first in the Megan series! Doug Cooney's coauthorship has made for a much better read. A good look into the life of a "normal deaf" tween.
Ann Ranger
Feb 01, 2010 Ann Ranger rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book! Its all about a girl named megan who is deaf and she has this one girl who is kind of rude to her because of it.
Dec 10, 2008 Fatima rated it it was amazing
this book is good people who are intrested in info/nonfiction are the one who are going to enjoy it the most
Sarah W
Dec 03, 2009 Sarah W rated it liked it
This is the sequel to Deaf Child Crossing.It think that this one is actually better than the first.
Nov 26, 2008 Lindsay rated it really liked it
This is the companion book to Deaf Child Crossing, it is also the prequal to leading ladies.
Dec 22, 2008 Tricia rated it it was amazing
Well, I read this book in the 4th grade and I loved it! It is very well-written, and I recomend it!
Feb 01, 2010 Lizzie rated it really liked it
I loved this book about a deaf girl who has a girl who is kinda rude to her because of it.
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The main character is deaf, as is the author. A secondary character is autistic.
Feb 07, 2010 Kathrine rated it it was amazing
This book was really awsome! I love how the girl in it is deaf but she never gives up!
May 19, 2009 Abbie rated it it was amazing
this was written before hannah montana and has nothing to do with her.
Jun 01, 2008 Megan rated it it was amazing
Such a good book! Especialy if you like sign language. (like me.)
May 07, 2008 Ericka rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: every girl that I know
Recommended to Ericka by: my links teacher
Even with a loss of hearing, deaf people still have a pretty normal.
Mar 29, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing
I learned that it is okay to tell a secret to your best friend.
May 17, 2010 Jenna rated it it was amazing
Nobody's perfect is about a girl named Megan and she is deaf.
May 14, 2008 Stephanie rated it liked it
Cute continuation of Matlin's earlier character, Megan. :)
Aug 08, 2009 Kate rated it it was amazing
This is a very cute book i reccomend it for grownups also!
Aug 12, 2009 Sue rated it liked it
A fun story for young readers about friendship.
Apr 14, 2012 Allie rated it liked it
A truly inspiring story about a deaf girl!
Shelby Keller
Dec 08, 2009 Shelby Keller rated it it was amazing
i love the marlee matlin books!
Nov 24, 2008 Kayla rated it liked it
super super good so far!!!
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Marlee Matlin, deaf since she was eighteen months old, won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role in Children of a Lesser God. She was also nominated for Emmy Awards for her performances in Seinfeld, Picket Fences, The Practice and Law And Order: SVU. Marlee also guest starred on ABCs award winning Desperate Housewives, My Name is Earl and CSI: New York. In 2007 Mar ...more
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