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ISBN13: 9780385738989
ISBN10: 0385738986
Condition: Standard
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For Daphne, the glass is always half full, a situation is better managed with a dab of lip gloss, and the boy of her dreams—the one she's read about in all of her novels—is waiting for her just around the corner.

For Gabby, nothing ever works out positively; wearing any form of makeup is a waste of study time, and boys will only leave you heartbroken. Her best friend, Mule, is the only one who has been there for her every step of the way.

But when the richest boy in town befriends Gabby, and Daphne starts to hang out more and more with her best and only friend, Mule, Gabby is forced to confront the emotional barriers she has put up to stop the hurting. And for once, her sassiness may fall prey to her definition of stupidity.

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JENNIFER ZIEGLER is the author of Alpha Dog and How Not to be Popular. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.

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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, October 4, 2011 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
Gabby is 17 years old and has her feet firmly planted on the ground. She holds no illusions about the imperfections of those around her, and she’s determined not to make the same mistakes her mother has by letting romance get in the way of what she wants to accomplish. Gabby’s 15-year-old sister Daphne is just the opposite. She sees the world through rose-tinted glasses, and she’s sure that the way to find true romance is to expect it.

Each girl is confident that her approach to life is the best, and her sister is wrong. The situation is ripe enough for conflict, but when you throw in recently divorced parents, a loyal best friend who may be interested in more than friendship, the family’s struggling financial situation and more, Gabby and Daphne want to declare war on each other.

Sass and Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler explores the family dynamic through two very different personalities. Gabby and Daphne not only have different views of the same events, they also choose different ways of coping with these events. Like Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Sass and Serendipity explores the relationship between sisters and other family members, the pitfalls of making snap judgments without knowing more than one view of a story, and the drawbacks to being rigid in whatever outlook you tend to favor. Mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 14 and up will find lots to discuss.
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Ziegler, Jennifer
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Jennifer Ziegler
Family - Siblings
Self-Help : General
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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Grade Level:
from 7
8.5 x 5.88 x 1.25 in 1.12 lb
Age Level:
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