Magenta McPhee

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Holiday House, Incorporated, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 171 pages
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Life is treating Magenta McPhee pretty well. She's writing the next great fantasy trilogy, and she's going to be in her mom's upcoming wedding. But what to do about her dad, who lost his job months ago and just mopes around the local library? Magenta decides to go to an online dating service, playing the role of her father, until her good intentions backfire. As Magenta comes clean to her father and the woman she inadvertently strung along, she realizes that her dad may not be totally hopeless. While job hunting in the library, he's caught the attention of a certain librarian. Here is a touchingly realistic tale about relationships, good intentions, and growing up.

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

Magenta's story is breezy, funny and fast-paced - problems of growing up without all the angst! Cleverly crafted with pages from the fantasy novel that Magenta is writing that includes characters and situations similar to her own. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

On the edge of adolescence, Magenta McPhee spends a lot of time thinking about love. The heroine of the fantasy trilogy she's writing has a new lover, but how can she write about kissing when she hasn ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Catherine Bateson has written several novels for children and young adults. Her novels include Stranded in Boringsville, which School Library Journal called an "enjoyable and quirky story." Catherine Bateson lives with her family in Belgrave, Australia.

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