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Ten Ways To Make My Sister Disappear by Norma Fox Mazer
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Dec 17, 2008

really liked it
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Sprig is only ten years old - but she has a ton of problems.

For one, her dad just left to go to Washington, D.C., on a business trip. Sprig absolutely hates it when her dad has to go away because she knows she will miss him every minute of the day. This time is worse then before, however, since he will be gone for six weeks.

Then there is Sprig's pesky older sister, Dakota, who thinks that because she just turned twelve, she can be the boss of Sprig. Always correcting Sprig, stealing her questions, and getting to talk to their dad first whenever he calls annoys Sprig very much.

It gets worse when Dakota befriends the very mean Krsytee, who Sprig knows is a bad influence on her sister.

What's Sprig to do to cope with her sibling situation? She comes up with a list of ten possible ways of Dakota disappearing. The list includes baking her sister into a cookie and crunching Dakota if she was a cucumber.

Sprig's adventures continue when she finds out her father has to travel all the way to another country that she knows isn't safe, she becomes a hero, a boy enters her life, problems with her best friend stir up, and she discovers that maybe her sister isn't so bad after all!

TEN WAYS TO MAKE MY SISTER DISAPPEAR was a very quick and easy read that contained so many wonderful events that made this novel heartwarming and well worth reading. Any child who has a family member away from home or a bossy older sibling can easily relate to what Sprig is going through. Mazer creates a story that the whole family can enjoy before bedtime.

The book definitely exceeded my expectations, and once it is read, you will definitely want more of Sprig!


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