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Much Ado About Anne (The Mother-Daughter Book Club #2)

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The mother-daughter book club is back!

This year the mothers have a big surprise in store for Emma, Jess, Cassidy, and Megan: They've invited snooty Becca Chadwick and her mother to join the book club!

But there are bigger problems when Jess finds out that her family may have to give up Half Moon Farm. In a year filled with skating parties, a disastrous mother-daughter c
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 16th 2008 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Manybooks
I am enjoying Much Ado About Anne immensely, and actually quite a bit more than the first instalment of the series (and of course, that L. M. Montgmery's Anne of Green Gables series is being read and discussed by the Mother-Daughter Book Club is and remains for me the sweet and delicious icing on the proverbial cake). The issues faced and encountered by Emma, Jess, Megan and Cassidy are realistically conceptualised, and the characters (or at least most of them) appear generally more fleshed out ...more
Amber
Jun 23, 2015 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: librarybooks
It is year 2 of the Mother-Daughter Book Club. Megan, Cassidy, Jess, and Emma are now entering the seventh grade not knowing that their worlds are beginning to change. It also gets flipped upside-down when Becca Chadwick joins the book club making Emma's life miserable and Jess's family may have to sell half moon farm. Can the girls save half moon farm and solve the problems that has been bothering them this year all while surviving book club with reading Anne of Green Gables? Read this for your ...more
April
Sep 24, 2008 April rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the "Mother-Daughter Book Club" series and continues the story of Cassidy, Jess, Emma, and Megan who are all friends despite their differences. Each girl faces new challenges in their lives with humor and heartache that is typically a part of growing up. One of the girls is facing the possibility of her mother remarrying; one is facing the possibility of her family losing their historical farm because of taxes; one is facing the fact that she is growing up and becoming ...more
Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 Reading Vacation rated it it was amazing
REVIEW
It’s no secret that I loved the first book in The Mother Daughter Book Club series. You can read my review (with a perfect score to match) here. Now I will gush about how much I loved the next two books.
I enjoyed reading about Emma, Jess, Cassidy, and Megan during their seventh and eighth grade years at school. With the addition of stuck-up Becca, there is plenty of drama to go around.
Much Ado About Anne is based on the classic Anne of Green Gables. In this book, the girls are trying to s
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Lynn
Sep 28, 2008 Lynn rated it really liked it
Easy chick-lit type read. I find myself really (somewhat reluctantly) enjoying the concept of a book about a group of girls who have formed a small book group -- in this case, they are reading Anne of Green Gables -- and their trials and tribulations. Problems arise, disasters strike, and solutions must be found. The characters are believable and represent a wide range of personalities.
Cindy Hudson
Jan 08, 2010 Cindy Hudson rated it really liked it
Heather Vogel Frederick continues her delightful mother-daughter book club series with Much Ado About Anne. This time the book club is reading the Anne of Green Gables series, and the girls are totally committed to their book club and to each other when the new reading year starts for their group. There are new challenges—can the moms really have invited Phoebe and Becca Chadwick into their book club without asking the girls?—and new events arise that test their friendship in ways they don't exp ...more
Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
Aug 27, 2009 Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) rated it really liked it
This book is about a group a friends who are in 7th Grade and are part of a Mother-Daughter Book Club, where they read Classic books with their mothers and do activities together. Overall the book is an easy read, has many interesting characters and plot developments, and is educational.

This is the second book in this series by Heather Vogel Frederick, the first book is entitled "The Mother-Daughter Book Club"The Mother-Daughter Book Club. In the first book they read Louisa May Alcott's "Little
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Resette Grey
Dec 22, 2012 Resette Grey rated it it was amazing
Each and everyone of the girls in this book had an amazing story:

Emma: Emma Hawthorne faces Becca Chadwick here in this book... She may not had that juicy cat-fight scene with Becca but atleast they called truce and help each other out. What I like about her in this book is that her enemy's brother always defended her and they both end up liking each other etcetera etcetera

Jess: Jess in this book is obviously sad that they have to give up the farm but at the end it was all good. Im happy that th
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Mandy
Mar 22, 2014 Mandy rated it really liked it
I'm reading these to see how well they would work to read with my five daughters. They are engaging and well-written. A little predictable and quaint--everything seems to just wrap up so nicely. But the characters develop more--so far--through the book series. I think my girls would enjoy them. My only hesitation is that I'm concerned that they will stray too much into just being about the crushes the four girls have on different boys. There is so much more to explore with the characters.

I do ap
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Audrey
I like this book better than the previous one, and I especially the parts from Emma’s perspective in the winter and spring sections. The whole fashion show thing was fun, even if it was a little fairy tale-ish. Similarly, the getting-lost-while-camping part was predictable, but enjoyably told.

There were still a few things I didn't like about this book, though. There is some gross middle school humor (very minimal, but there), and Mrs. Wong is still made fun of. I also noticed a few factual erro
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Nancy
Jan 26, 2011 Nancy rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, 2011, fiction
I am torn on this book. I really liked some parts of it. For all of the Anne stuff - Jess and Emma naming things like Anne did, using "Anne words" like tragical and poetical, and all of the fun facts about Maud, I loved it. I liked the relationships between the mothers and daughters, they felt very real to me. How the kids interacted with each other also felt real, including how the main girls are with the boys - interested in them but not boy crazy.

But, I constantly confused Emma and Jess. I co
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Violet
Nov 18, 2009 Violet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
COUNT AS TWO BOOKS! The girls are back in this hilarious sequel to The Motther-Daughter Book Club. Emma,Jess,Cassidy, and Megan are faced with new problems as they start seventh grade. This time around though a new edition is coming to the book club, and Megan must decide to rejoin the Fab Four or stay with her club buddies.
Seeing all the old characters change their lives in this book was fun tosee play out. Their problems last year seem miniscule compared to the ones they had to tackle last y
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Madeline
Oct 30, 2013 Madeline rated it it was amazing
Much Ado About Anne is the second book to the series of The Mother Daughter Book Club. This year, Becca, one of the "fab three" decides to join the book club. Nobody is very happy about this, except for Megan, who used to be friends with Becca. Later on in the book, Becca writes something mean in the school newspaper, about Megan's mother, then signs Emma's name at the bottom and tells everyone that Emma wrote it. Unfortunately, Megan believed Becca and turns on Emma, Jess, and Cassidy. When the ...more
Jennifer Swanson
Sep 19, 2009 Jennifer Swanson rated it it was amazing
In this much anticipated sequel to the Mother-Daughter Book Club, Ms. Frederick again follows the lives of four lively middle schoolers as the traverse the difficult pathways of friendship, school and enemies. Throw in a crisis that may mean one of them has to move out of her beloved house and you've got a wonderful story bound together by the book club that keeps them all grounded. I really enjoyed this book. I love the characters and rooted for all of them to succeed. Ms. Frederick does a bril ...more
Janessa
Dec 30, 2010 Janessa rated it really liked it
I think this book should win first place for worst ending ever. No joke. Honestly the storylin was pretty good, I actually really enjoyed it. But the ending . . . Ugh! The story was like it didn't even finish! Thats what I hate about books in series, it seems as if the author cuts out the ending of each book so you'll want to buy the next one in the series. Well I'll give this book 4/5 stars for now. But only because I really really liked the book (except for the ending).
Cassandra
2.5 stars - this one was a little bit better than the first book, though I still felt the ending was rather unbelievable. I had the same issue with most of the characters having the same voice, even though there were multiple POVs. I wish that the books studied had been more integrated into the story. Each chapter had an Anne quote relevant to the upcoming events but there was little discussion about the book. All in all, I think this series was a great idea but very poorly executed.
BJ
Sep 29, 2016 BJ rated it really liked it
Shelves: mine, 2016, children-s
This is a really cute series. I recently read Anne of Green Gables for the first time, so wanted to read this as the girls in the series read Anne in this installment. The main characters are about 13 years old and have all the things going on that new teenagers do. A fun read, even for an old girl like me!
Emma
Jul 02, 2009 Emma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fun-funny
This book was awesome. I read the first one and I didn't think that the first was better than the second. I greatly enjoyed it. There are moments when I LOLed. ANd I don't LOL at books often. Ask my sister, Anna.I loved this book.
Katelyn
Mar 15, 2011 Katelyn rated it it was amazing
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Readerrabbit11
Aug 03, 2009 Readerrabbit11 rated it it was amazing
It was a fantastic sequel to Mother Daughter bookclub. I wish that there could be a third book to this enthralling series! I could hardly put it down.
Beverly
Jul 25, 2010 Beverly rated it it was amazing
The mother daughter book club continues, this time reading Ann of Green Gables. This humorous story is told from the point of view of each of the four daughters.
Cori
Jun 10, 2010 Cori rated it really liked it
This book is really good and taught me a lot about friendship.
Claire
Jan 27, 2016 Claire rated it it was amazing
Love it.
Christine Marie
Dec 01, 2011 Christine Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girl power, charming, unique, classics, books, middle grade fans
Recommended to Christine by: daredevil69
Much Ado About Anne Review

As usual, Heather Vogel Frederick serves up lots of spice and charm in the second installment of her The Mother-Daughter Book Club series. This was my second time reading this book, as I was rereading this series before I read the last book in the series. I truly missed reading about these girls, and I am so excited to finish the rest of the series, although it's bittersweet because IT'S ALL OVER AND THEY'RE GOING TO COLLEGE WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE OH MY GOODNESS EIGS
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Bani
Feb 17, 2017 Bani rated it really liked it
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Chelsey
Nov 18, 2016 Chelsey rated it liked it
This book has the same fat-shaming issues of the first in the series, as well as a weird subplot where a man puts a secret GPS tracker on his wife-to-be, and no one is remotely bothered by it. Still, it is a mild enough school read for the middle grade set.
Jennifer
I found this book kind of boring. It just wasn't relevant to me and my life. Probably when I was in jr high I would have enjoyed it. There was nothing wrong with it, just didn't really capture my attention.
Lydia Dyslin
Feb 22, 2017 Lydia Dyslin rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
4 stars out of 5, review coming soon!
Emery
Jan 31, 2017 Emery rated it it was amazing
Sweet, classic little book. Makes you laugh aloud and cry. Is sort of a more modern and mature Baby Sitters Club. An absolute must read.
Maddie
Feb 04, 2017 Maddie rated it it was amazing
Awesome book!
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