Family Reunion

Family Reunion

Family Reunion When the invitation to the Preffyn family reunion arrives interrupting a perfectly decent summer vacation year old Shelley Wollcott is anything but enthusiastic It s not that Shelley has anything

  • Title: Family Reunion
  • Author: Caroline B. Cooney
  • ISBN: 9780385901673
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Library Binding
  • 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 fatherWhen 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.From the Hardcover edition.

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    This is a thoughtful, sometimes poignant book about family relationships, set in the USA. Shelley, who is nearly 15, narrates it; she is the middle child of divorced parents, and is gradually becoming used to her stepmother Annette. However she finds it difficult to forgive her mother for having moved out. Shelley feels that she can never live up to her more glamorous older sister Joanna - in Paris with her mother for the duration of the book - although they get along well, and she is frequently [...]

    No family is perfect, right? That's not what 15-year-old Shelley Wollcott thinks. She, her younger brother Angus and older sister Joanna are the children of a twice-divorced man. Shelley knows her family is anything but normal, so when her immediate family is invited to her father's hometown of Barrington for a summer reunion, she's less than thrilled with the prospect of facing her perfect cousins, aunt and uncle — the Preffyns.With a new stepmother in tow, Shelley and Angus travel to Barring [...]

    Shelley Wollcott has been the glue to keep the family together: her father recently remarried, her brother is audacious (like selling shares to a bomb shelter) and her sister is in Paris living with their mother. Throughout the book she's trying to figure out what it is to be stable and part of a family. It doesn't help that she's constantly comparing things to the Perfects - her cousins who live in Barrington. Toward the end, she re-evaluates her place in her world and how things fit together. [...]

    This book is utterly hilarious and absolutely applicable to anyone. We all have the odd person in our family, or maybe even our whole family may be a little out of tune. I know I always feel like I'm some alien compared to the rest of my family. Slapstick humor is used correctly and effectively in this story and creates comic relief throughout the somewhat tense story line. It's a book you can't put down until you're done reading it and it will leave you with such a pleasant feeling in your hear [...]

    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 it contains awkward "e-mails" and other plot inconsistencies that make no sense in the age of cell phones and wifi. Anyway, the story is cute but in no way did it hold up over time. It's unfortunate that the copy I read was the updated version because I think the original would have been more relevan [...]

    Family Renunion reveals the ups and downs in a disfucntional family that are often hidden for the sake of "looking good" to the public. I deffinatly liked this book. Especially for how you can see inside the mind of Shelly, the middle child, and how she classifies each of her family members. I would reccomend this book to anyone looking for a rather comical, yet serious book about a family and their problems.

    An interesting story about family and growing up. Shelley is 14 and trying to adjust to a family reunion, a stepmother, and her sister visiting their mother in Paris. Her parents' divorce had shaken her world and this summer was about discovering who she was and how she felt about her family. Not everything is how it seems and Shelley is able to accept her family and begin to appreciate herself. Her little brother Angus is hilarious!

    This book is one of my favorite books because I really like comedy and romance books. Shelley is the main character in this story. Shelley's mother divorced her father for her boyfriend that lives in Paris. She's trying her hardest to get through the divorce. Her life is just a complete wreck at this point. Everything changes when someone and something come along. Read "Family Reunion" by "Caroline B. Cooney" to find out what comes along to brighten things up!

    I lead a regular life. Why would I want to read about someone else's regular life? I don't. I want drama and danger and excitement, not a family reunion.That being said, the characters are very believable, and it was interesting to watch the protagonist morph throughout the book. I just wouldn't read it again.

    Shelley is not happy at the thought of attending a family reunion at her perfect cousins' house - but once arrived, she finds cracks in their perfection.I read this when it first came out, but had to re-read it for PPYA. It's typical Cooney, but still good.

    I thought this book was good because it had alot of untied things happening. A little mystery, a dash of humor. You get my point. I reccomend this book to people who enjoy a good laugh when you need one.

    Great story that really makes you think about that some families appear "perfect" on the outside, but on the inside they all have problems. Really enjoyed it. Each family member brought something different and intriging.

    Hilarious book, I laughed so many times while reading this book.I first read it as a class book with my 6th grade class. I liked it so much that I rented it again last year and I read it again!

    A little bit too linear. Thought it could have been more polished. Some of the character lacked dimension and was a bit irritating because of that.

    Middle grade novel about family- secrets, competition, embarrassment, and gossip. Hints of romance but mostly a fun look at another person's family dynamics.

    I liked this book but not that much I probably wouldn't want to read it again. However I liked the books by this author.

    I wanted a funny, fast read and picked up a book by Caroline B. Cooney, an engaging author I first read when I was a teen. She did a great job writing about relationships in an interesting way. Unlike most of her books, this one wasn't incredibly intense as far as the plot line goes -- no kidnappings or secret hit and run accidents -- but covered divorce and family matters. Also, her character Angus was there to crack me up. It was just the book I was looking for.

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