Never Mind! by Avi
A Twin Novel (Twin Novels)

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Edward and Meg are like night and day, oil and water. Meg zigs while Edward zags. How could two such different people be twins? Well, they are, but they don't have to like it -- or each other.

Seventh grade means different schools for the pair: Brainy Meg's at ultracompetitive Fischer, while Charlton Street Alternative School is the place for freewheeling Edward. Oddly enough, it's just when Edward and Meg are finally out of each other's shadows that the trouble begins.

Within just a week, Meg's aspirations for popularity, imaginary boyfriend, and angst over a terrible yellow ensemble her mother has chosen combine with Edward's devious planning, lack of singing ability, and top-secret soft spot to set off a showdown the likes of which twindom has never before seen.

How is it, then, that this final showdown is so much fun? Could it be that Meg and Edward are more alike than they thought?

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About Avi

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Avi is the author of more than sixty books, including Crispin: The Cross of Lead, a Newbery Medal winner, and Crispin: At the Edge of the World. His other acclaimed titles include The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth, both Newbery Honor Books, and most recently The Seer of Shadows. He lives with his family in Colorado. Rachel Vail is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed novels If We Kiss and Lucky, Gorgeous, and Brilliant (the Avery sisters trilogy) and more than a dozen other novels for young teens, including the Friendship Ring series. Rachel has also written many beloved picture books, including Piggy Bunny and Sometimes I'm Bombaloo, and two hit novels for elementary school kids, Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters; and Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom. Rachel lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.
Published May 11, 2004 by HarperCollins. 208 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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What starts out as a way for Meg to appear cool—she reinvents her “immature, runty, underachiever” brother as a “brilliant, rock/classical bass player” in a hip band—and for Edward to embarrass his sister, escalates into screwball comedy.

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"Collaborating on a novel alternately narrated by seventh-grade twins, Avi and Vail invent a sit-comish plot but redeem it by endowing their characters with strong voices and relaying their mishaps with plenty of wit," said PW .

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Collaborating on a novel alternately narrated by middle-grade twins, Newbery Medalist Avi (Crispin ) and Vail (the Friendship Ring books) invent a sit-comish plot

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Normally when you see co-authored books they lack the quality of a single-authored book, but not so with this one.

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Little does Meg know that Edward is listening on the other line --- and has a little plan to destroy Meg's chances at the High Achievers Club.

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