Monday, September 2, 2013

MMGM - Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose
Here's the Thing About Me
by Katy Kelly
Delacorte Press

Synopsis: This story is about an 8 year old girl who leads an eventful life.
Her parents are separated and her and her mom moved from Michigan to Washington D.  C. to live near her grandparents, Madam and Pop. Her teacher asks her how she is doing and she says, "Well, a little okie-dokie." He then makes a deal with her. He says he will  eat his hat if things don't get better for her the next month. Well, come November she tells her teacher, Mr. Welsh, to hold off on eating his hat because October got better in the nick of time. She becomes best friends with Jonique and neither one of them can stand Adam Melon, who she calls Melonhead.

Fun facts: She likes palindromes, her grandma (Madam), who is also named Lucy Rose, writes an advice column for a newspaper and she often anonymously emails her for advice.

Lucy Rose is quite the character, I think you'll like her. It comes in at 23,555 words.

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Posted by Janet Smart   on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch


  1. Oh, how cute that she likes palindromes (and that her grandma is Madam)! I remember shelving this book in the bookstore, but never read it.

    Happy Labor Day!

    1. Hi Joanne! I'm reading Melonhead now, another one of Katy Kelly's books. I think I like it even better.

  2. Sounds like a good one. Thanks for the info! Have a wonderful weekend! :)


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