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My Name Is Paula Popowich!

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paula Herman, 11 years old going on 12, dyes her hair bright carrot orange. She was trying for blonde, her mother's colour, but she missed.
Paula always thought it strange she looked so little like her mother. The summer that they moved from Toronto to Edmonton things got stranger still. There Paula s starts to unravel the mystery of her past and things get complicated. Wh
Paperback, 150 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by James Lorimer & Company
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Kim Bewick
This was the first book I ever read that was set in Edmonton. I was fascinated to find the character in neighbourhoods I knew and walked myself. I borrowed My Name Is Paula Popowich repeatedly from the library, so often that the librarians saw me coming and grabbed it from the shelf. Happy, happy childhood reading memory!
I don't really know what to think of this book.

First of all, I had no idea of how long time it's been from chapter to chapter. It was confusing. And seriously, you don't decide to get married after about 2 weeks? How realistic is that when you don't know each other at all? I know that this book is for the younger people, but they still have to learn things like that, what else happens to the future for them? Marrying the first person they see? The ending wasn't predictable though, but the ending
I remember reading this book in elementary school in my reading group. For our presentation, we recorded a video of us acting out the novel... it was so much fun and I really enjoyed reading the book together. Re-reading again a few years after that, I realized the only reason I enjoyed the novel so much was because we made that video... I did not find the book as good as I originally did.
Jul 26, 2011 Amy added it
Another one from my childhood that I liked, right around when my parents split up.
At the age of 8 I was destined for great things.
good book, nothing exrtemely noteable.....
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Monica Hughes was a very popular writer for young people, and has won numerous prizes. Her books have been published in the United States, Poland, Spain, Japan, France, Scandinavia, England, and Germany. She has twice received the Canada Council Prize for Children's Literature, and was runner-up for the Guardian Award.

She is the author of Keeper of the Isis Light, an American Library Association B
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