Sister of the Bride
Barbara can hardly believe her older sister is getting married. With all the excitement of wedding plans going on, Barbara can't help dreaming of the day she will be the bride. She can't wait to fall in love.
But as the big day gets closer, wedding planning often turns into family arguments. Even the bride and groom are bickering over details, and Barbara's fun-loving siste...more
This book is told from the perspective of 16 year old Barbara MacLane. She's a girl who hasn't given much thought to her future and tends to live in the now. When her impractical sister Rosemary shares a secret about her being engaged a whole ...more
"And what about children?" Mr. MacLane was demanding as Barbara and Gordy were leaving the house. "Have you thought about them?"
"Of course we have thought about children," was Rosemary's heated answer.
Just how detailed a response did Rosemary provide?
With every re-read, this book gets better and ...more
Sister of the Bride was for more mature audience than the other three.
Miss Cleary has become so dear to me, as if I've known her whole my life. Dear Miss Cleary, thank you for letting me be part of your made up, but so realistic world.
My reading this year seems to go in pendulum swings from the horrific to the sublime. After the punch in the solar plexus that was The Power, I went to this sweet story of two sisters in the early 1960s, one of whom (Rosemary) has just gotten engaged and the other (Barbara) who is a junior in high school trying to find a boyfriend.
I loved Beverly Cleary's The Luckiest Girl when I was in middle school. That was the book that started my dream of living in California and even gave me some decent ...more
Premise/plot: Barbara, a junior in high school, is always playing catch up with her older sister, Rosemary, who is a freshman in college. One day Barbara gets a phone call from her sister. Ca ...more
I love everything Beverly Cleary ever wrote, and this is no exception! Completely different from her Ramona books, intended for teens back in the day but suitable for older middle readers now, this is the story of a girl whose sister is getting married. As usual with Cleary, she takes such a simple premise and makes it f ...more
Barbara Maclane is sixteen years old, and has barely begun to have an interest in boys. She sometimes walks home with Tootie Bodger, a trombone player in the school band, but her kindness toward him is more sympathetic than romantic, and her thirteen-year-old brother's disgusting eating habits and poor manners don't exactly do anything to improve her opinion of the opposite sex. Still, when her older sister Rosemary, who is only 18, comes hom ...more
Update: I finished this and thought it was cute but not as fun as some other Cleary books. The strange thing for me was that I remember feeling some of the very kinds of things when my older sister got married, yet reading it in Barb's voice just wasn't that interesting. I felt ...more
It is an entertaining read, but it doesn't have a lot to offer a teen today. ...more
Anyway, it was a really nice read--Beverly Cleary really knows the adolescent mind, which it turns out hasn't really changed in the 50 years since this book was written. Barbara finds out that her older sister is getting married, and navigates the mixed emot ...more
There's two boys who seemingly like Barbara (shy, not-so-confident Tootie, and brash, handsome, cookie loving Bill), lots of wedding gi ...more
Barbara finds out that her sister Rosemary is getting married after her first year of college. Barbara gets swept up in planning her sister's wedding since Rosemary doesn't seem to care much about it. There are some issues with Barbara wondering who her wedding date will be, which groomsmen might be single, and which neighborhood boy she might marry when she's her sister's age ...more
Published prior to 1965 ...more
Beverly Cleary was born Beverly At ...more