Being Bee by Catherine Bateson

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Bee can't understand what her father sees in Jazzi. Ever since Bee's mom died, she, her dad, and her two guinea pigs, Fifi and Lulu, have been getting along just fine. Now Bee is supposed to welcome Jazzi, with her bangled skirts and her rock-hard scones and her new way of looking at everything. Imagine how Bee feels when her dad invites Jazzi to move in! Life certainly gets more complicated, especially after Bee discovers that there is something big that Jazzi has not told Dad. Yet knowing the secret makes Bee see another side of Jazzi, one that oddly enough makes Bee more comfortable. Full of warmth and humor, this novel looks at loss, trust, and acceptance from the viewpoint of a young girl.

About Catherine Bateson

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Catherine Bateson has written several novels for children and young adults. Her novels include "Stranded in Boringsville" which "School Library Journal" called an "enjoyable and quirky story." Catherine Bateson lives with her family in Belgrave, Austrailia.
Published September 1, 2007 by Holiday House. 126 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although Bee thinks her father and her two guinea pigs make a perfect family, she can see that her father’s new girlfriend, Jazzi, is on her way to becoming a stepmother, moving in and even introducing Bee to her mentally ill brother.

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