Twelve-year-old Anastasia Krupnik is convinced that her family's move to the suburbs will be the beginning of the end. How can she possibly accept split-level houses with matching furniture, or mothers whose biggest worry is ring around collar? But her new home brings many surprises, not to mention a cute boy who lives down the street. Is it possible that surburbia has mor...more
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As the story opens, the Krupniks are getting ready to move from Cambridge, where they've lived all of Anastasia's life, to the suburbs. Anastasia is furious. She regales her parents with a laundry list of stereotypes about the suburbs and the people who live th ...more
Now a few years older, Anastasia, her parents, and her little brother, Sam, are a bit cramped in their apartment. Despite some misgivings on Anastasia's part (relating to her idea of what suburbs people act like), they buy a house and relocate. Which, of course, means taking Anastasia away from her few friends.
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This is one of my favorite books about Anastasia, in which she deals with her issues surrounding having to move to the suburbs. Her assumptions about the move are dashed when she DOES manage to fall in love with the house, meet the neighb ...more
Once again Anastasia returns with her moody, realistic view of the world and discovers that things aren't necessarily as bad as you can imagine them to be. I continue to enjoy the Anastasia books, because I love the family dynamics. Both parents are available and interested without catering to their kids' every whim. I also really enjoy the way Lowry writes kids t ...more
Anastasia is horrified when she finds out her family is moving to the suburbs! Anastasia whines about how terrible it is there and she won't agree to move there. Then the day to move comes. Anastasia says good bye to friends, and boys. When she arrives, she is horrified at her reaction. Maybe the suburbs won't be so bad after all.
I really liked this book. It only took me two days and I could read it again. I re ...more
The Krupniks are moving to the suburbs, so she's getting used to a new place, finding new friends, missing old friends. There's humor, intelligence, and just a hint of tween drama. ...more
Also, I’m still incredibly jealous of Anastasia’s tower room, and the line “Mozart was still dead” still makes me giggle.
The setting influenced the plot of the book by making everything clear as to what was happening. When her parents tell her the bad news about moving to the suburbs, Anastasia begins to think all these bad things shes heard about the suburbs.
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I laughed until I cried.
"I’ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three. My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother: gentle, family-oriented, eager to please. Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always ...more