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Never Mind!: A Twin Novel

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  846 Ratings  ·  106 Reviews
Edward and Meg are like night and day, oil and water. Meg zigs while Edward zags. How could two such different people be twins? Well, they are, but they don't have to like it -- or each other.

Seventh grade means different schools for the pair: Brainy Meg's at ultracompetitive Fischer, while Charlton Street Alternative School is the place for freewheeling Edward. Oddly enou
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 11th 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published May 1st 2004)
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Mar 03, 2016 Paul rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I gave this 2 stars because all the book says is one phrase; the title. It just pains me to say it because I've seen that phrase so many times. I had to finish the book because I was more than halfway through, so I said, why not. But this book may had a lot of plot, but nothing really made sense (I'm pretty sure this is near my level, but it is just the way the author writes the book). But I like the fact of using perspective.
Jul 11, 2011 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Never Mind! is about twin siblings, Meg and Edward, who get caught up in a lie. Meg is new to a school for gifted students and longs to join the exclusive Club for High Achievers (CHA). To ensure her chances for membership into this club, she lies that her gorgeous twin brother's rock band will perform at a CHA member's birthday party. Her brother Edward is not gorgeous nor is he in a rock band. Edward finds out about this lie and accidentally creates a rock band to perform at the party to humil ...more
Mar 11, 2014 Chloe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: My Family
Recommended to Chloe by: Librarian
Meg and Edward are twins, yet they are unique. Meg is a bright girl and attends Fischer High. Edward acts like he is not that smart and likes to goof around.

Soon, Meg and Edward change their attitude towards each other. Edward does not want to perform in his band called Never MIND. Meg becomes concerned about Edward's lack of interest in his band. To make matters worse, Meg's friends are spreading false rumors about her boyfriend named Ted. Edward is sympathetic and shows concern over the false
Apr 21, 2014 Macray rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
NEVER MIND By: Rachel Vail

The main character are meg and Edward, are twins. They both live in the same apartment on 101th street.

Both Meg and Edward think, hate being twin.

Meg Edward are so annoyed by each other. Edward can't decide "should I stay in the band or quit band?" Everybody thinks Meg has a boyfriend but she doesn't. Meg is so annoyed by the rumor.

NEVER MIND teaches the reader lessons like...

1. Growing up is hard but reading about someone else growing up could help you grow up.

2. Don
Sep 23, 2015 Gabi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it was so awesome
Edward and Meg may be twins but they consider themselves as different as night and day. Meg is the worrywart overachiever at the academically demanding Fischer High. Edward is short and scrawny and attends Charlton Street Alternative School. Meg is desperate to be part of the in-crowd at school. In an attempt to impress Kimberly Wu Woodson, Meg makes up a story about Edward being a musician and being in a band. Edward, who has been eavesdropping on the conversation, decides to get back at Meg by ...more
Olivia R-g
Sep 21, 2014 Olivia R-g rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Never Mind is a perfect teen book. This book is filled with drama of two twins Meg and Edward. They both learn about going trough seventh grade at separate schools while trying to fit in. If you like drama and gossip this book is perfect for you. I think this book is good because it is very realistic. The things that happen in this book can happen in real life and it shows how girls, and boys try to be "popular". I really liked reading this book because it was written from two perspecti ...more
I am using this again with my reading class - fun story of twins - Meg and Edward. Would be a great Disney movie!
May 08, 2015 Courtenay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I almost stopped reading this when I saw in the first few chapters that the female protagonist (it's told from two perspectives, male and female twins) was a liar and overachiever and not very likable, but as the story progressed and the two got into deeper and deeper water, and the humor of the situation escalated, I couldn't stop reading. Very entertaining, a laugh-out-loud story. I didn't like the message about lying, but I loved the old-fashioned clueless parents and the over-the-top situati ...more
Damon Lee
This book is a flipflop book with two narrators. it switches narrators from chapter to chapter and each narrator is by a different author. the narrators are twins (brother&sister) who are completely opposite of each other. For example, height, looks, popularity, etc. Basically what happens is the brother starts a band that gets "popular" and the sister's popular friends all want a piece of the band members. the sister has a crush on the band leader who is actually her brother. in the end, wh ...more
Apr 23, 2011 Zhen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-2011
Edward and Meg think they're both like night and day, even their mother. But they're twins so they do have some things in common and that's how I figured it out when both of them s=began to plan to trick on each other. Meg is the one that's always getting the straight A's in school but it's a different story for Edward. It all started with a phone call because Meg didn't want people to know that her twin brother is Edward. Not only that but she didn't even want people to know she even has a twin ...more
Nick G.
Dec 03, 2013 Nick G. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just read the book Never Mind by Avi Rachel Vail. This book is about two twins who are compete opposites. First of when they started middle school their parents had put them in different schools. Meg goes to this Honors school called Fischer and Edward goes to a less gifted school. So now the school year Has started and Meg starts to find friends at Fischer. One of those friends is having a party so Meg hears from a phone call about the party but Edward is listening in on the phone call from ...more
Payton I
Oct 30, 2012 Payton I rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this was a really good book. It had some twist and turns that happened. This book is about twins that are totally opposites that have never had the same interests. They are always fighting and never agree. They are complete opposites. Edward the brother has gotten really good at listening on in Meg phone calls. He even learned how to make it look like he hung up but he is really listening. Meg tries to get into this really cool party that is the best one of the year. She said her ...more
Sep 22, 2013 Kerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is always so much fun to read new books ordered for the library over the summer. I chose this one first because I love Avi and was intrigued with the concept of a book being narrated by twins (one a boy, one a girl). Despite what everyone says, not all twins are best friends and finish each other's sentences and are attached at the hip. Meg and Edward don't get along and are nothing alike. Meg is smart and popular and neat and a great athlete. Edward is, well, the polar opposite.

When Kimberl
Solace Mngo
Sep 11, 2013 Solace Mngo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The title of the book is Never Mine by Rachel Vail.
I think the ending of the story was effective because it ended with, “Never Mind”. I thought that was interesting to end with the title of the book.
The reader of this book may appeal teenagers because it's based on two teens.
When Meg is attending Ultra-Competitive Fischer and Edward goes to Alternative School downtown.
Never Mine by Rachel Vail is a book about two twins who are totally different from each other.
For seventh grade, brainy Meg i
Oct 11, 2014 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion, Never Mind! by Avi Rachel Vail is a very good book i really liked it.It reminds me so much of my real family.Mostly because i have a little sister(not my twin)and she is kind of like Edward,very annoying....sometimes.The weakness in this book,is nothing i understood it,I knew what was going on,and the book is really funny.I would recommend this book who is really into humor.My favorite twin is Meg,the reason is,is that she is smarter than her older twin brother GIRL POWER.Never Mi ...more
Sky *daughter of Hermes*
Nevermind!: A Twin Novel showed me that your brother or sister always wants something more from you. Margret wanted Edward to be a big fantastic rock star!! But the question still rose upon me: Was Edward a fantastic rock star after all? In the end I noticed that yeah he was, to Meg and his reader.
My siblings still think that one day I'm going to be a big shot soccer player. So now I'm the one they look up to and go for their problems. We may not be twins but we are a lot alike in personality.
Jun 24, 2015 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this funny book! This is a great Newbery Medal author who teamed up with the woman who wrote Ever After. I just picked it up for fun, and ended up really wanting to know what was going to happen in this quirky teen novel about a twin brother and sister. Quick read, good moral.
Oct 15, 2014 Proudcat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-books
Great book for tweens! It is hilarious and funny! The book shows sibling rivalry and what happens in a mind of 12 year old very well. I love two different writing styles and ways of thinking. My daughter (who is 12 too) also really liked the book.
Eh. It was ok. There were way too many times in which the title was used in extremely inappropriate and nonsensical places. Although, it did give me a great new word: twindom.

Favorite Quotes:

Is there, in life, worse torture than a heart-to-heart with your father while he is wearing a lacy apron and rubber gloves and the refrigerator is attacking you from behind? I think not.

(an awkward conversation between a father and his daughter about a boy crush leads to the following...)
him: I want this
Amusing story about one little lie that turns into a huge fiasco for two siblings. Fortunately along the way they discover that they're not as different as night and day.
Krista Stevens
Would be a great book for twins or for kids who struggle with their siblings. Very fast and light read - funny misunderstandings and coincidences - all in good fun.
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Noam Landau
Oct 21, 2011 Noam Landau rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I really like this book. This book was written in the perspective of twins. Every chapter is written ether by Edward or by Meg. This book is funny because Meg makes up a twin sibling named Ted. Ted is actually Edward, but Meg pretends that Edward is a super star that goes to a very difficult school to get into. So Edward pretends to be Ted and creates a band called "Never Mind". Meg also comes up with the name "Never Mind" but Edward and Meg do not know that they came up with the same name for t ...more
Grace Ba.
Feb 15, 2015 Grace Ba. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, it was a fun book I really like the twins the most.
Scott Williams
Funny, better than most Avi
Very very funny :)
Feb 20, 2014 Kizi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quick-read, hilarious
A good laugh!
Jul 20, 2008 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
BOOKTALK: Edward and Meg are like night and day. They do not look alike, they do not act alike and they do not have anything in common, other than being twins! They are entering seventh grade and they will finally be in different schools, but oddly enough, that is when the trouble begins. They will have a showdown that you will not believe. But NEVER MIND, you will have to read the book to find out more about how Meg ends up with an imaginary boyfriend and Edward is in an imaginary rock band!
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