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Cloudy With a Chance of Boys

The Sisters Club
Megan McDonald

Candlewick Press
2011 / ISBN 9780763646158
Middle grade fiction (Ages 8-12)

Reviewed by Bob Walch

Stevie Reel doesn’t know much about boys and she is not really complaining about that situation. But Stevie has noticed that things are changing in school and her classmates are beginning to “pair up”.

Apparently Owen, a boy in her Earth Science class, has his sights set on Stevie, but she isn’t really interested in having a boyfriend just yet. Unfortunately, Stevie’s two sisters aren’t much help.

On one hand, elder sister Alex, the family drama queen, has become infatuated with the opposite sex and is trying to orchestrate a perfect Romeo and Juliet style first kiss from her heartthrob while younger sister Joey much prefers frogs to boys.

Oh well. Stevie never expected her voyage through adolescence would be an uneventful journey. If figuring out boys was as easy as predicting the weather, she could avoid the rough seas and stormy conditions. But, of course, that would take all the excitement and drama out of the adventure.

So like it or not, Stevie will have to deal with having boys hanging around from this point on. Actually, it might not be such a bad thing after all if only Stevie can learn to predict the vagaries of their behaviors!


Reviewed 2011
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