The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous by Suzanne Crowley

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Merilee leads a Very Ordered Existence. V.O.E., for short.

Her schedule (which must not be altered) includes, among other entries:

School (horrendous) Litter patrol (30 minutes daily) Lunch (PB&J and a pickle) Bottle return (Friday only at the Piggly Wiggly) Dame Fiona’s meditation show (Saturday only, 6:00 AM)

The V.O.E. is all about precision.

Merilee does not have time for Biswick O’Connor.

Merilee does not have time for Miss Veraleen Holliday.

He with his annoying factoids and runny nose. She with her shining white shoes as big as sailboats. Both of them strangers who, like the hot desert wind that brings only bad news, blow into town and change everything.

 

About Suzanne Crowley

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Suzanne Crowley has always been fascinated with Elizabethan England, and according to family lore, she is a descendant of Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen. She is also the author of The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous, a Book Sense "Top Ten" Pick. Suzanne Crowley lives with her family in Southlake, Texas.
 
Published September 1, 2007 by HarperCollins. 384 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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Thirteen-year-old Merilee rarely speaks but collects her town’s secrets and “hold[s] every sad thing there ever was in the palm of [her] hand.” Her VOE (“Very Ordered Existence”) includes exact schedules, elective daily litter pickup and avoidance of touch, but the overheard word “asparagus” is t...

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