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The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary
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it was amazing
bookshelves: sweet-old-fashioned, read-2012, readalong, young-adult, favorite-ya, food-porn, 40s-50s-60s
Read 2 times. Last read April 27, 2012.

Our March discussion book is The Luckiest Girl! If you've never read Beverly Cleary's YA, this is an excellent place to start.

Discussion Date: Friday, March 28th
Hashtag: #tmgreadalong

Discussion takes place at The Midnight Garden on that date. Tweet along as you read on Twitter!



These retro reads are so wonderfully full of quiet drama–each story is about a girl in high school who is learning to be comfortable with herself, and in a way I feel as though these “contemporary” romances were the Sarah Dessen books of their day, in that nothing happens in them and yet everything happens at the same time.

I wrote a review of Fifteen if you're curious as to what you can expect, but I think The Luckiest Girl is the more emotional and mature book–and probably the one that contemporary readers will relate to most. (I'd recommend trying out the Amazon preview as well. If you like the sample, you'll love the book.)

Hope you'll join us if you can!



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Reading Progress

April 14, 2011 – Shelved
Started Reading
April 27, 2012 – Finished Reading
March 17, 2014 – Started Reading (Paperback Edition)
March 17, 2014 – Shelved (Paperback Edition)
March 28, 2014 – Finished Reading (Paperback Edition)

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message 1: by Janine (new)

Janine Corman Do try to get your hands on a copy of this YA novel written in the 1960's. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


Wendy Darling Oh, thanks for the recommendation! I'll have to check that out.


Monica Wendy, I read this book the first time when I was about 11 and fell totally in love with it and have read it many many times. After reading this I wanted a navy and pink raincoat so bad I could taste it, lol. I had little girl dreams about orange groves and someday boyfriends. Loved!


Wendy Darling Aw, Monica! The same thing happened to me around the same age, I think--I love this book so much. :) Please do try to join the readalong if you can, or at least the discussion at the end of the month! I know so few people who have read this.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) I grew up on Beverly Cleary. Absolutely love her books!


Wendy Darling She's the BEST. :) I grew up on her books, too, and I never grew out of them.


message 7: by Elliebit (new) - added it

Elliebit Is this open to anyone? I'll stop over at Amazon right to download a copy! This sounds so sweet and nostalgic, just what I need.


Wendy Darling Absolutely! I'm so glad you can join the discussion, Elliebit. :)


message 9: by Elliebit (new) - added it

Elliebit Wonderful, I'm so excited! *goes over to twitter, hashtag at the ready*


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