The forecast calls for a first crush after Stevie makes a wish for something new and daring in this authentic, funny Sisters Club adventure.
As the middle sister in a family with three girls, Stevie Reel doesn’t know much about boys, and that’s always been just fine with her. But lately, things have been changing: kids at school are starting to pair up, and Owen, the new boy in her Earth Science class, seems to have his sights set on Stevie. The trouble is, Stevie doesn’t want a boyfriend — she’s not even sure she’s ready to have a boy friend. And her sisters, who know exactly where they stand on the issue of boys, are no help: drama queen Alex is busy trying to orchestrate a perfect, Romeo-and-Juliet-style first kiss from her heartthrob, Scott Towel (er, Howell), while Joey can’t understand why anyone would like a boy better than a frog anyway. If only figuring out boys were as easy as predicting the weather!
About the Author
Megan McDonald is the author of the immensely popular Judy Moody series and its companion series starring Judy’s brother, Stink. The youngest of five sisters, Megan McDonald lives in Sebastopol, California.
McDonald keeps readers laughing with all the antics while expertly folding in Shakespeare references and double entendres in her now-familiar combination of journal-style entries from Joey’s perspective, play scenes outlining Alex’s viewpoint and an overall narrative told in Stevie’s glib voice —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Stevie’s first-person narrative is interspersed with entries from frog-fan Joey and aspiring actress Alex, lending depth and intimacy to this lively, amusing read. Readers will recognize the girls’ stresses and successes as they navigate the mysteries of boys and growing up. —Booklist
Uses weather, frogs, and Romeo and Juliet as the backdrop to a story focused on the sweeter side of sisterhood. Dialogue and situations will ring true for both new readers and fans —School Library Journal
Breezy and light-hearted, this makes a nice recommendation for young readers looking for girl power. —Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books
Cleverly gives each character a distinctive voice. Stevie narrates the story, while Alex contributes in script format, complete with stage directions. And Joey adds journal tidbits, miscellaneous facts, and humor on lined paper with doodles. —Pittsburg PostGazette