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Nobody Likes Trina

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Through Trina, a retarded girl, Sandy learns that love of nature entails respect for all living things including man.
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Published May 4th 1982 by Signet (first published 1972)
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Jan 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen
I read this when I was a kid back in the '70s. It's about a fat, clumsy girl who is bullied by the popular girls and a new girl in town who wants to fit in but doesn't feel right mistreating Trina to gain acceptance. The memory of the painful subject matter still lingers with me today. This book reads like a darker Judy Blume story.

ETA: I just read the description of the book entry—Trina is not "retarded." Who wrote this pap summary? It's been decades since I read this, but if I remember correc
Vanessa Kay
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Packing things and moving into smaller country town and giving up the big bustling city where you were born and grew up sure weren’t easy. It wasn’t easy leaving your life in that place, especially your friends. This book has a great story on how to deal with it.
In this book, Sandy wasn’t happy about moving to Halcyon and as she started meeting her classmates, it looked as though she’d had reason to worry. For Melissa, the daughter of her dad’s new partner, made it plain that they could only be
Rebecca McNutt
Mar 24, 2015 rated it liked it
This book offers many good lessons on acceptance, friendship and respect for everyone and everything. Unfortunately in this day and age, Nobody Likes Trina is really outdated, in fact it's becoming politically incorrect. For example, Trina is called "the retard girl" throughout the entire book, and while this was a mainstream term at the time, it's considered wrong to use in that context today, making it difficult to recommend this book to younger readers who don't understand that this novel was ...more
Jul 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
i remember reading this in junior high and i was re-reading all the phyllis a. whitney books a few years ago so picked this up. it wasn't as good as i remembered - i had thought it was creepy but its just your basic troubled teen book with a little mystery thrown in.
Billy Curry
Sep 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Thought provoking, informative and engaging!
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Phyllis Ayame Whitney (September 9, 1903 – February 8, 2008) was an American mystery writer. Rare for her genre, she wrote mysteries for both the juvenile and the adult markets, many of which feature exotic locations. A review in The New York Times once dubbed her "The Queen of the American Gothics".

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