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How to Rock Break-ups and Make-ups

A Novel
Haston, Meg (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
How to Rock Break-ups and Make-ups
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Twelve-year-old Kacey Simon's jealousy threatens her popularity when her new crush Zander's ex-girlfriend and former lead singer, Stevie, arrives in town.
Authors: Haston, Meg
Title: How to rock break-ups and make-ups
a novel
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 340 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: "Poppy."
Summary: Twelve-year-old Kacey Simon's jealousy threatens her popularity when her new crush Zander's ex-girlfriend and former lead singer, Stevie, arrives in town.
ISBN: 0316068268
9780316068260
Statement of Responsibility: by Meg Haston
Subject Headings: Chicago (Ill.) Fiction. Schools Fiction. Middle schools Fiction. Bands (Music) Fiction. Rock groups Fiction. Popularity Fiction. Interpersonal relations Fiction. Chicago (Ill.) Juvenile fiction. Schools Juvenile fiction. Middle schools Juvenile fiction. Bands (Music) Juvenile fiction. Rock groups Juvenile fiction. Popularity Juvenile fiction. Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Schools
Middle schools
Bands (Music)
Rock groups
Popularity
Interpersonal relations
Schools
Middle schools
Bands (Music)
Rock groups
Popularity
Interpersonal relations
LCCN: 2012013842
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Jun 24, 2014
  • FindingJane rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Kacey is back and her whiny, self-involved voice is as shrill as ever. Even though she’s turned over a new leaf from being overly critical to cautiously optimistic, she’s still rather self-involved. Of course, that’s nothing compared to her friend Molly who acts so aggressively threatening, self-important and illogical, you wonder how Kacey or anybody can stand to be in her company. Molly is also a stern advocate of the Girl Code, which is such an awful bit of double standard you don’t know whether to laugh or groan.

Zander comes off as such a saint to the fretful Kacey; it’s baffling that he would want her as a girlfriend. Time and again, she blows him off, misleads him, lies to him or behaves with thoughtless selfishness.

To be fair, Kacey is a teenager and teenagers are supposed to be self-indulgent—to a point. Also, her ghastly mistakes eventually catch up to her and she deals with them with a surprising amount of humility and the determination to make amends.

The author remains true to the various voices of her characters and the situations ring true with the brittleness of awkward conversations, the cluelessness of boys who just don’t get girls (or even know when a situation has reached the boiling point) or the unbridgeable gap between children and their (old) parents. This is a good follow-up to the original novel but is definitely made to appeal to the youth crowd.

Dec 01, 2012
  • CAROWOZFAN rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Really good. Funny, interesting & exciting!!!!

WOAH! The girl is 12! When I was 12 I was playing jump rope! She's already dated and has an ex! TREASURE YOUR CHILDHOOD!

Absolutely CANNOT wait for this book to come out!!!!!!!

I loved How to Rock Braces and Glasses!!!!

Once again I CANNOT wait for this book to come out!!!! :D:D:D

cannot wait for this sequel to come out!!! :D :D :D u must read "how to rock braces and glasses" first tho.... and i also just learned that there is a tv show on the nickelodeon channel called "how to rock"!! havent seen that yet tho. :P

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Dec 01, 2012
  • CAROWOZFAN rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

CAROWOZFAN thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

libr4us thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15

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