If only all Phoebe had to deal with was the divorce....
No one wants to ride the Divorce Express. Especially Phoebe. It means leaving her New York City apartment and friends, moving to the country with her dad, and taking the bus every weekend to visit her mom in the city. It means she has to go to ninth grade in a new school and see her father go on dates. It’s a hectic life with no time to feel she really belongs with the kids in either place. Then, just when Phoebe gets a handle on juggling the pieces of her life, her mother makes a decision that will change everything again. How can Phoebe be herself and still be part of both her parents’ worlds?
Paula Danziger’s novels are hilarious, genuine, and full of dynamic female characters that have won the hearts of her readers and turned her books into beloved classics. These playful covers full of charming details capture the spirit of Paula’s stories and will brighten up the bookshelves of her fans and a new generation of readers.
June 14, 2007
10 and up
Grade 5 & Up
About the author:
Paula Danziger was a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer who had a direct line into kids’ hearts and funny bones. She passed away in 2004.
About the introducer:
Introduction by Ann Martin, award-winning author of A Corner of the Universe, Rain Reign , and the bestselling Babysitters Club series.
"The specific problems--and seeming resiliency--of the children of divorced parents, as well as the general concerns of young teenagers, are ably evoked. And it's a pleasure to have a young heroine, without undue angst, who is popular and gets the boy she wants." -The New York Times Book Revie
"Danziger's light style laced with humor will continue to attract readers." -Booklist
"The author has a sympathetic eye for the ups an downs of her characten and a quick ear for adolescent conversation." -Horn Book