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Query abandoned by poster > ABANDONED. Y/A Book about girl family has quadruplets?

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message 1: by Erin (new)

Erin | 2 comments I'm looking for a book I read in the 80's about a girl who was an only child (adopted) and when her parents had quadruplets she felt left out, and one of the babies was sick. Does anyone recognize this book?

message 2: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (thisisthatverymab) | 76 comments Is it Brother Brother Sister Sister by Helen Dunmore by chance?

Here's a review from Amazon.com:

"Tanya has gone from being an only child to having four brothers and sisters in one fell swoop. Quads are a nightmare. The house is full of dirty nappies, and her parents are so shattered that her dad falls asleep at work.Which doesn't make his (ex) boss very happy. Tanya's diary seems to be the only thing that's listening to her any more."

message 3: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (thisisthatverymab) | 76 comments Or Sister of the Quints by Stella Pevsner?

Here's a review from Publisher's Weekly:

"It's quite believable that an eighth grader, the stepsister of toddler quintuplets, would have trouble getting her father and stepmother's attention. Natalie wants to be known for herself, not just for her troublesome siblings. She wants to get to know a new boy in town and to excel in soccer, but both goals are waylaid by her ongoing duties at home. And she's still adjusting to her real mother's move from Chicago to Colorado. After the news media makes a big deal of the quints' first birthdays, Natalie's family starts getting threatening phone calls. One of the quints disappears. She is found, but not before Natalie starts thinking of herself and each sibling as individuals. She moves to Colorado. Many issuessibling rivalry, child-custody decisions, young love, mental illness (one of Natalie's friends kidnaps a quint; another is behind the phone calls)are glossed over here; the quints are window-dressing for a fairly standard postdivorce story."

message 4: by Janai' (new)

Janai' | 7 comments I agree with message 2.
it sounds like Brother Brother Sister Sister

message 5: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40168 comments Mod
Erin, is it any of the books mentioned?

message 6: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6967 comments Mod
Erin hasn't been active since about the time she posted this. I sent her a PM. IF she doesn't respond in a reasonable time, then the next Mod to read this can move it down to Abandoned.

message 7: by Liralen (new)

Liralen | 712 comments Just in case Erin's still looking, this may have been solved in this thread: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (Pick of the Litter)

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