The Secret Blog of Raisin Rodriguez

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Razorbill, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 202 pages
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Twelve-year-old Raisin Rodriguez has been uprooted from her life in California and plopped down in Philadelphia with her mother, sister, step-father, step-sister Samantha, and Samantha's cross-dressing poodle Countess. The only way Raisin can survive the painful transition is by recording every detail in a secret blog she keeps for her best friends from home.

Raisin shares her latest musings and spills about every humiliating incident that prevents her new friendships from taking off. She even describes the arrival of her dreaded period, just after her thirteenth birthday. But humiliation doesn't begin to cover what Raisin experiences when someone at her new school discovers her blog and prints it out for the world to see.

This hilariously painful and heartbreakingly hysterical novel offers a glimpse into the mind and heart of a truly unique character with an unforgettable voice.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Funny, dramatic, and varying in degrees of sharpness, Raisin writes a blog for her two best friends across the country. Starting seventh grade at a new school prompts her to record everything on ... Read full review

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User Review  - whitreidtan - LibraryThing

Raisin Rodriguez's mom gets married and moves across the country with her new husband, taking Raisin and her little sister from Berkley, CA to Philadelphia, PA. Not surprisingly, the move is difficult ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Judy Goldschmidt lives in New York City.

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