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Peter And Veronica (Apple Classics)
What happens when your worst enemy becomes your best friend? If you're Peter Wedemeyer and Veronica Ganz, you spend your time exploring the neigborhood, daring each other to do crazy things - and explaining your friendship to your parents. Mrs. Wedemeyer doesn't understand why Peter wants to spend his time with a "troublemaker" like Veronica. She won't even let Veronica in ...more
Published by Scholastic
(first published 1969)
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In this book, told from Peter's point of view, Sachs really establishes the characters. It's about Peter who makes friends with Veronica who is an aggressive yet awkward tomboy who is shy around Peter's other friends and they dislike her because of her reputation as the former school bully. Peter's mom, who is a goofy, shallow woman if you ask me, dislikes Veronica and wants to terminate the friendship and Peter argues with her for months, and he wants to invite her to his special party but his ...more
Une belle histoire d'amitié qui malgré quelques accrocs et obstacles en chemin, réussi à aller au delà des différences, des clichés et des restrictions (infondées) familiales. Une bonne morale, pour les enfants comme pour les adultes.