Family Reunion (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Jul 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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When the invitation to the Preffyn family reunion arrives interrupting a perfectly decent summer vacation, 15-year-old Shelley Wollcott is anything but enthusiastic. It’s not that Shelley has anything against her relatives, she just can’t stand it when they give her that “what a pity” look. It’s not her fault that her real mother walked out on the family or that her father has remarried yet again. With Dad away on business and her older sister visiting their mother in Paris, Shelley must face the “perfect” Preffyns’ reunion with only her prankster younger brother and her insecure new stepmother at her side. It’s an opportunity to uncover the family’s secrets, but Shelley isn’t sure whether, when she discovers the truth, she’ll laugh or cry.

In this funny and poignant novel by Caroline B. Cooney, Shelley learns to appreciate all the members of her unusual family—including herself!—in ways she never anticipated. And she discovers things are often not as perfect as they seem.


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User Review  - Brianna songie - Goodreads

This was a nice book. I loved it so much cause it was funny Read full review

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User Review  - Rashmi Tiwari - Goodreads

So I've been on a quest to reread all my favorite books from childhood and YA novels from the 1980s heavily figured into that journey. This book was updated at some point after it was written so now ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
31
Section 2
129
Section 3
196
Section 4
197
Section 5
198
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About the author (2009)

Caroline B. Cooney is the author of "Goddess of Yesterday" (an ALA Notable Children's Book); "The Ransom of Mercy Carter"; and "The Face on the Milk Carton" (an IRA-CBC Children's Choice). She lives in Westbrook, CT.

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