Here's to You, Rachel Robinson by Judy Blume

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and the adult bestseller In the Unlikely Event comes a tale of family, friendship, and pre-teen life like only JUDY BLUME can deliver. The companion to Just As Long As We’re Together.
 
 
CAN YOU BE too perfect?
 
From the outside, Rachel looks like the perfect daughter in the perfect family. She’s a straight-A student, a gifted musician, and a good friend. But Rachel feels as if it’s all falling apart. Her brother, Charles, was just kicked out of boarding school and is now at home, wreaking havoc. Her sister, Jessica, has problems of her own, which Rachel thinks it’s her job to help solve. And Rachel herself is considering adding drama club, community service, and class president to her already crowded roster of activities. Rachel’s best friends, Stephanie and Alison, urge Rachel to lighten up and enjoy the end of seventh grade. Easy for them to say. Not so easy for Rachel. Not even when Jeremy Dragon, the coolest boy in ninth grade, notices her. Is it possible that perfection isn’t the key to an exciting life?
 
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
 
“A master.” —SLJ


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Judy Blume

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Judy Blume lives in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at www.judyblume.com.
 
Published March 21, 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 208 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Charles's description of his family is one-sided but cruelly on target: Dad (who gave up law for teaching) is a "wimp," Mom (just appointed a judge) an "ice-queen," acne-scarred older sister Jessica a "potato head"--while Rachel, who at year's end is just beginning to realize that she won't be ab...

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Rachel's incisive, first-person narration easily draws readers into her complicated world as she learns to cope with the pressures brought on by her relentless quest to be the best at everything and by her troubled family situation.

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PW's starred review lauded Blume's ``ability to shape multidimensional characters'' in her followup to Just As Long As We're Together.

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