Susann's Reviews > Ramona and Her Father

Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jan 27, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: re-read, all-time-favorites
Read in January, 2015 , read count: countless +2

"Having a sister who tried to act like the Virgin Mary was not easy for a girl who felt as Ramona did."
Reread for VSC.

"Ramona made up her mind, right then and there in the middle of arithmetic, that she was going to save her father's life."

Ramona, c'est moi. I first read this in 1980, maybe 1981, and should have been awestruck that Cleary had put pen to paper and come up with me. How did she know my 7-year-old self so well? But no, I took Ramona for granted and just read this one over and over again. Cleary was realistic but reassuring, and she captured Ramona's emotions with simple but resonant words. I made tin-can stilts just like Ramona's, but never made the longest picture in the world.
4 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Ramona and Her Father.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.