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Margaret and Maizon are back together on Madison Street, but their friendship is different now. Margaret needs more time alone, and it's not just the two of them any more-their new neighbor and classmate, Caroline, has become part of their lives. But that seems minor next to what is about to happen to Maizon. . . .

"Woodson's candid assessments of relations between blacks
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 30th 2002 by Puffin Books (first published October 1st 1993)
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Josiah
Aug 13, 2009 Josiah rated it liked it
"Sometimes...it seems as though not a moment has moved, but then you look up and you're already old or you already have a household of kids or you look down and see your feet are miles and miles away from the rest of you—and you realize you've grown up."

—Ms. Dell, "Between Madison and Palmetto", P. 19

"Sometimes...you have to try to forget people you love just so you can keep living."

—Cooper Thompson, "Between Madison and Palmetto", PP. 70-71

This third book about Margaret, Maizon and the re
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Yarisa Castillo
Oct 21, 2009 Yarisa Castillo rated it it was amazing
Now that i have finish raeding my book i can tell you about it. My book is about two girls that are named Mazion and Margrate there both going through so much is not even funny i really enjoy reading this book because these two girl lost there mother and one of them lost there father too. My book takes place in 1990s in Madison street and in Palmetto street. They have there ups and downs. In the book Margrate finds her selfe developing and she feels she is getting fat. So what she does is that s ...more
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Dec 06, 2012 Cambrai rated it did not like it
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The story was simple and part of a series written about two young black girls, Margaret and Maizon as they continue to grow up facing body image issues, race and poverty issues, and family tragedies. In the book Margaret begins an eating disorder because she is unhappy with her developing body; Maizon, still undeveloped, struggles to accept her biological f
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Annaya♥
Dec 13, 2012 Annaya♥ rated it it was amazing
This book shows that even the best best of friends have issues with each other. This book is about to close friends named Margaret and Maizon. Maizon has changed a lot since her first semester at boarding school and Margaret has been more quiet and to herself since her father died. Suddenly Maizon's dad decides that he wants to become part of her life and tries to reconnect with her. Later In the story margaret develops a eating disorder because she is unhappy with her changing body , while Maiz ...more
Emilysit
Margaret and maizon were best friends. the story is talking about their relationship. They always are together. They have found a new school that they both like. Other things take more adjusting to, like the difference in Margarent and Maizon's friendship. Maizon has changed since her semester at boarding school, and Margaret seems to want time alone, without Maizon. And it's not just the two of them anymore.

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Their new neighbor and classmate, Caroline, has become part of their lives an
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Glenda
Feb 15, 2015 Glenda rated it liked it
Maizon and Margaret are friends who live down the street from one another. This story tells of the changes that happen no matter how much we try to keep things the same.
Peggy Schuster
Jan 20, 2015 Peggy Schuster rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book...
Yasmeen
Oct 23, 2009 Yasmeen rated it it was amazing
i really liked this book and ive never heard of this author but now im going to start reading her books. i even heard they were good from other people. i really liked this book because it had a porpuse, like it had depression and best frend issues and a whole bunch of things that alot of people go through today and i do recomend not just this book but jacquline woodson books . they are really awsome and my book had a really nice and beautiful ending to it!
Sara
Jun 14, 2010 Sara rated it liked it
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This book is about two neighbor girls who try to overcome racial differences, along with other problems like eating disorders and a reuniting of a runaway father and his daughter. It was a good story, but seemed too short to really talk about all the effects these different situations had on the girls and their families.
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So far this book seems okay. I think if I keep reading I'll like it just like the frist 2.
Theodora
Jun 11, 2007 Theodora rated it really liked it
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Another great book from Woodson. Read at the desk at work on a Saturday.
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I wrote on everything and everywhere. I remember my uncle catching me writing my name in graffiti on the side of a building. (It was not pretty for me when my mother found out.) I wrote on paper bags and my shoes and denim binders. I chalked stories a
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“Sometimes...you have to try to forget people you love just so you can keep living.” 26 likes
“Life...moves us through all the time changes. All kinds of changes. And we're made so that we roll and move with it. Sometimes somebody gets stuck in the present and the rolling stops—but the changing doesn't.” 4 likes
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