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Ever After

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  127 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Mainly because the here and now is so lame, even if it is the summer. Her best friend, Vicky, is jealous of newcomer Grace, and who knows what's up with Jason, her ex-fling. Her mother doesn't understand her, her father's no good at pivotal moments, and even Prince Purple Flower has deserted her. She may yet turn to a life of petty crime.

Doesn't everyone get a happily ever
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 12th 2005 by HarperCollins (first published 1994)
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Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book! I read it over and over as a kid and started reminiscing about it the other day. I couldn't remember the title, the author, any of the characters' names, or much about the plot (to be fair, the plot is pretty "quiet" and not super event-driven). But all these little details kept sticking in my mind and so I spent two hours on the internet tracking it down.

Rereading it 15+ years later, it is still pretty great. This is one of the passages I remembered almost verbatim: "I was taking off
Aug 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book a lot. It's what I had expected the book to be like. It's about a girl named Molly (who is the main character) who doesn't want grow up but is fourteen years old.She decided to write in her journal she just got for her fourteenth birthday from her friend Vicky.Her journal is about what it felt to be a kid for the future her.Also, molly has two great friends but one of them(Vicky)doesn't like the other friend (Grace).Ever since Molly and Vickys other friend(Keiko)left them to go ...more
Emma Mendenhall
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Molly writes about the summer she's 14 in a handsomely bound journal, a gift from her difficult best friend Vicky. Quick to take offense, at odds with her divorced mother, jealous of their new friend Grace, a visitor to their Massachusetts island Vicky even twists news of Molly's first period into a slight--and then exacts a promise that she won't tell her own nice mom. Still, Molly is loyal; the two have always been close, and though she chafes at Vicky's goading she's too uncertain of herself ...more
Apr 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I read this book before, but I totally forgot that I read this book before. ;p
This is an interesting book. I don't know what to say. It's a simple read, but the emotion inside the book is complicated. This is a girl, Molly, who is coming to age, but has no idea what she's supposed to do. She wants to fit in: good-looking, attractive, sexy, and all the other traits of being a hot 14 year-old girl. But the reality is a fat, brainy, and confused 14 year-old girl who has wired-rim glasses. She's no
Int'l librarian
I may not be the best judge, but this book seems perfect for middle school girls. 14-year-old Molly says she’s writing a journal, to remind her future self of how tough life can be. There's no diary stylisms, however: no date/time markers or hand-written headers. The focus is on what's happening and what Molly's feeling. She’s a typical bright uncertain ‘not-so-popular as she’d like to be’ girl. Every day threatens a new life-or-death MS crisis, and with her journal, Molly relives all the emotio ...more
ACS Librarian
This book might not be for someone like me 13 old and bald and decidedly boyish. But for millions of middle school girls, Ever After is near-perfect.

14-year-old Molly says she 19s writing a journal, to remind her future self of how tough life can be. She 19s a typical bright uncertain 18not-so-popular as she 19d like to be 19 girl. Every day threatens a new life-or-death MS crisis, and with her journal, Molly relives all the emotional spikes. She shares her quick takes and anxious wondering abo
Jun 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Ever After was about a girl named Molly who has a best friend named Vicky. Vicky is jealous because Molly has a new friend named Grace. Molly switched sides a couple of times, but in the end she ends up not being friends with Vicky. Ever After was okay. It was not one of my favorite books because it wasn't that exciting, and it wasn't the type of book that made me want to read it every second. I didn't like how Molly kept important things from her mother. I did like that Molly always tried to be ...more
When I think about my childhood, I think about this book. I read it so many times that the cover fell off. There was just something about it that spoke to me as a pre-teen. I recently re-bought it and re-read it and I was shocked that I could still remember the opening page and the last page. I also really think the book holds up through the years and kids these days could definitely relate to the issues that Molly faces throughout the book.
Jenn Lopez
Well I read at the same age of Molly writing in her journal. I think it was a nice read that I related to. This book talked about friendship, boys, body image, and the troubles of teenage years. You should really give it a try and check it out <3
Nov 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
really good... got kinda boring at middle-end... but still good...
Jul 02, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommended to alicatstrut by: Sasha
It was an okay read but it didn't quite ring true for me. It felt like this is what grown-ups think life is like for kids and it was too self-aware and it just wasn't right.
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May 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
its ok i guess...
Mar 09, 2010 marked it as to-read
i would like to read this book for the next quarter.
Feb 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
defined my adolescents
Apr 06, 2010 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: middle schoolers
this book was pretty boring with out much plot or anything. the whole story was flat with flat characters. this book has no climax at all.
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