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Rachel Vail

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I was born on July 25, 1966, in NEW YORK CITY, and grew up in New Rochelle, NY, with my mother, my father, and my younger brother Jon. (And down the street from my future husband, though of course I didn't know that until much later.)

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Some details, I do know-I was very into reading and theater, so I read every book I could get my hands on (especially realistic fiction, either contemporary or historical) and took acting workshops and auditioned for every play in school, camp, or the community. I played Peter Pan, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, and lots of extremely memorable chorus parts-for instance, I was "girl number two" in Fiddler on the Roof-the one who said
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Rachel Vail I'm not sure... then again, I never planned on writing KISS ME AGAIN, either... glad you like the KISS books! What's your favorite part?
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okay well so that happened now what (neo-post-election edition)

If I were writing the analog of this election, it would be a middle school election, of course. The characters would be perhaps overly familiar, but still it could be fun, especially at the start with funny rumpled Bernie and pompous Ted and befuddled Jeb! adding to the humor.


But if I ended it with the big rude charismatic-to-some loud-mouthed gleefully ignorant and ill-prepared racist mean bullyi

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Bad Best Friend by Rachel Vail
"Strong 4.5 stars. Thus is an important read for middle grade fiction as it shows you that getting dumped by a bad friend might sting but is better for you, that you need to stand up for yourself. I think it is a message a lot of kids need to read. We" Read more of this review »
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"Well, swallowed this one whole. Totally engaging first-person narrative, realistic middle school friendship drama. Terrific!"
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"This book, along with Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail, are just so, so good. Such a realistic tween voice. Felt so real and true to this age and to this moment."
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Just read No Offense by Meg Cabot and it saved my quarantine!

It is the perfect read for right now: full of suspense, a saved baby, a kick-ass heroine who is a librarian, a smart sexy romance... a page-turning, absorbing, funny delight.
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My idea for UNFRIENDED was to get to the truth of social politics in middle school (and beyond) -- to show how it feels to be bullied, but without having an angelic bullied kid and a horrible badguy/nasty girl bully. My idea was: everybody feels abus See Full Answer
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“I didn't care who kissed you first as long as I kissed you last.”
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“I dont care who kissed you first as long as I kiss you last.”
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“You planning top kill me with a Wiffle bat?" [Carson asked]
"Yeah."
"Why?" he asked.
The bat was shaking in my tight grip. "Because I don't have my Minnie Mouse pillow.”
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