Madison decides to use a portrait of Sean as the centerpiece for her art project, showing how her life revolves around her infatuation of him.Returning are some minor characters, including Audrey, Madison's kid sister; Ramona, the leader of the We Love Dan cult; and Sebastiano, Holly's locker buddy.
School Library Journal, January 2016 Gr 3-6Ten-year-old Claire Warren has a rocky start to the school year.
Her best girl friend, Bess, has moved away, and good pal Henry is suddenly too cool to hang out with a girl.
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Natalie Standiford was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, but now lives in New York City.
She plays bass in the rock bands Tiger Beat (featuring fellow YA writers Libba Bray, Dan Ehrenhaft, and Barney Miller) and Ruffian. A former children's book editor at Random House and Parachute Press, Natalie Standiford is also the author of a number of children's books. About the Packager Parachute Publishing, the packager for this book series, is behind the phenomenal success of the Mary Kate and Ashley books as well as the Goosebumps series. I picked up the first book in this series by fluke but I have found myself running after the second and third books. While it does not really tackle many of the daily problems encountered by teens today - or should I say the book does tackle them, but never in any type of serious way, the storylines are cute and witty. Stine's Fear Street Series, The Blair Witch Files, and Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet Sixteen.Now, Claire must figure out how to negotiate the tricky landscape that is fifth gradeas the only remaining girl in school.Claires story is recounted through her letters to Bess, which she supplements by re- creating her drawings from the school bathroom wall (she has the girls bathroom to herself, after all).A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher.