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The Girls Get Even (Boy/Girl Battle #2)

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As Halloween approaches, the three Malloy sisters find themselves continually trying to get even with the four Hatford brothers, who have been playing tricks on them since the Malloys moved from Ohio to West Virginia.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 8th 2002 by Yearling (first published 1993)
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Apr 16, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it
I liked this one a bit better than the first (The Boys Start the War), but I still didn't find much intellectual stimulation in it, so it was totally a reading-for-the-kids-sake book. It's hard to say no to a book that the kids laugh out loud at and beg for more when reading time is done. We'll probably be reading more in the series, or I will at least get them for the kids to read if they want.
Sep 20, 2012 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2010
Thoroughly and completely enjoyed this series, which I read to my daughters through Nov & Dec at bedtime. Love, love, love Phyllis Reynolds Naylor for elementary aged readers. Love, love, love this series for the Brady-bunch era of hijinx between children... Love, love, love that neither the boys nor the girls are clear-case winners of the "war", though, my daughters do believe there was a winner. Whole-heartedly recommend as a family read and to all elementary-aged readers.
Savannah Thomas
Jan 08, 2011 Savannah Thomas rated it really liked it
I'ts a good book and I really enjoyed this book in the 4th grade.
Mar 12, 2008 Em rated it liked it
Even more fun than boys start the war
jessica chen
Nov 20, 2007 jessica chen rated it really liked it
it was very very funny. i wish i was as smart as the malloy girls. :) lol
Jun 05, 2008 Amar rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any one
Great continues the boys vs girls series!!
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Nov 04, 2016 the zucc rated it liked it
could have been better
Dec 27, 2016 Diane rated it liked it
Second installment in the Hatford vs the Malloys series revolves around the Halloween parade costume contest. The bet is on ... the losers have to the winners' slaves for a month. The boys are so desperate to find out what the girls are planning for their costume that they send Peter in as a spy. In the meantime, Caroline becomes the Goblin Queen in the school play, both groups are disqualified from the costume contest for destructive behavior and the boys Halloween party invitation backfires.
Rachel Wanlass
Aug 09, 2013 Rachel Wanlass rated it it was amazing
I thought it was amazing. I love how funny it was and how the girls got more revenge than "the boys started the war". I thought the boys were so cruel in that, I feel better about how the boys get in trouble I loved that not to be rude to them but, I hate how mean to the girls because they are not boys though.
Reader Girl
Feb 12, 2016 Reader Girl rated it liked it
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Like the first book, this is a good, fun, quick read. I definitely recommend reading the first one first. There are a few places where this book is repetitive, presumably because the author feels the need to fill in background information, but the information has already been included in this book and is repeating itself from this book rather than the previous one.
Emma Sabrina
Oct 27, 2015 Emma Sabrina rated it it was amazing
i thought that it was funny and i loved the part when the girls joined a new school and the boys did as well and it had to get even . I think you ppl should read this book as well.
Jenna Kilpatrick
Dec 21, 2014 Jenna Kilpatrick rated it liked it
It was really good but I think the first one was better. I always think one of the 1st books of a seires are better but not this one. (I'm still reading the seires
Feb 01, 2009 Katelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These are kind of littleish kid books but they're really good and hilarious and the dynamics between the boys and the girls are genius. you should read them. all of them...
Aug 24, 2008 Caroline rated it it was ok
Shelves: series
A funny sequel to "The Boys Start the War".
It's pretty much the same as the first one, so if you liked it you'll probably like this one.
May 02, 2012 Hallie added it
I thought that this book was OK. I didn't really like the halloween theme though. I guess every book has its own style...
Aug 04, 2011 Meredith rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-lit
Another great installment. I wish kids in real life were as clever and funny as the Hatfords and Malloys.
Oct 09, 2014 Smile rated it really liked it
In my opinion, this was way better than the first book. It is full of life and action and keeps the readers wanting for more.
Apr 12, 2013 Shablandelina rated it it was ok
I kinda liked this book...even though it was childish but the ideas they had for their costumes and what they would do to each other was nice...
Oct 11, 2010 Macii rated it it was amazing
i read this book in about 5th grade and still have it.
i remeber liking it.its fun even if you arent in the 9-12 range it was written for
Jan 14, 2013 Tina rated it liked it
Battle of the Books 2013. I liked the second book a little better than the first. Sam loved this series.
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Phyllis Reynolds Naylor was born in Anderson, Indiana, US on January 4, 1933.

Her family were strongly religious with conservative, midwestern values and most of her childhood was spent moving a lot due to her father's occupation as a salesman.

Though she grew up during the Depression and her family did not have a lot of money, Naylor stated that she never felt poor because her family owned good boo
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