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Paula Danziger : Snail Mail No More

Author: Paula Danziger
Title: Snail Mail No More
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Date: 2001-04-01
ISBN: 0439063361
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Latest: 2015/02/15
Weight: 0.35 pounds
Size: 5.25 x 0.75 x 7.5 inches
Edition: Reprint
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An acclaimed sequel from two of the best-selling children's book authors of all time -- now with an exciting new cover!

Elizabeth and Tara*Starr are best friends living in totally different parts of the country. They used to write letters to each other, but now they're both addicted to e-mail. Now they can share their problems instantly . . . and lately they've needed to do that a lot. Responsible, shy Elizabeth is getting used to her parents' separation and the way her family is spinning out of control. Loud, melodramatic Tara*Starr is dealing with some serious sister issues, as well as the growing differences between her and Elizabeth.
Will the distance tear their friendship apart forever? Review
Tara*Starr and Elizabeth finally have e-mail and they are sooooooo excited. After a year of snail mail following Tara*Starr's move to Ohio (chronicled in P.S. Longer Letter Later), the long-distance friends are ready for the more immediate gratification of e-mail. Eighth grade turns out to be as intense as seventh, with still more challenges to the best friends' relationship, including new local friendships for each, a baby sibling on the way for Tara*Starr, devastating drama from Elizabeth's alcoholic and absent father, and ever-broadening horizons for both teens.

Two terrifically popular authors, Paula Danziger (The Cat Ate My Gymsuit) and Ann M. Martin (The Baby-Sitters Club series), make a wildly contrasting yet compatible team, as reflected in Martin's reserved and introspective Elizabeth, and Danziger's exuberantly hyperbolical Tara*Starr. Honest and unpredictable, and oh-so-current, the book addresses many of the issues that plague and perplex teenagers today: dating, drinking, friendships, changing relationships with parents, divorce, even death. Impossible to put down, this novel in e-mail messages is every bit as warm, complex, profound, and moving as the authors' first team effort. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter

Reviews: Sue (USA: PA) (2008/08/17):
I gave up on the first book, so I was sort of scared to try this one.

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