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Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
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Sep 19, 2011

did not like it

** spoiler alert ** Advice to Amelia Bedelia: Stop taking everything so G.d. literally.

As a child, I had little patience for Amelia Bedelia. How is it that this adult (presumably born in the U.S) doesn't know the very basics of the English language? True, I am not familiar with all of the Amelia Bedelia literary canon, but is this ever explained? Does she ever get fired? (I just looked this up and the answer is a pleasing yes but then it sounds like she'll be rehired by the end of the book...sigh.)

It seems now that Amelia Bedelia likely has some learning disability. Perhaps her employer is aware of this, but refuses to communicate in a way that won't be misunderstood.

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Sarah One star?! I'd love to hear a review of this.

Leslie Sarah wrote: "One star?! I'd love to hear a review of this."


message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Your review lived up to all my expectations. Thank you.

message 4: by Moira (new)

Moira This is possibly the best review of any book I have ever read. And I wholeheartedly agree with it. Kudos, Leslie.

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Sarah I just read this on NPR.org and thought of you, of course.


Leslie Sarah wrote: "I just read this on NPR.org and thought of you, of course.


Oh Usher...

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