Synopses & Reviews
Trouble in Rachel's family is spelled with a capital Cfor Charles.
From the outside, Rachel looks like the perfect daughter in the perfect family. Shes a straight-A student, a gifted musician, and a good friend. But her older brother, Charles, seems determined to ruin everything. Rachel feels as if its all falling apart. Her best friends, Stephanie and Alison, find Charles funny. They urge Rachel to lighten up and enjoy the end of seventh grade. Easy for them to say. Not so easy for Rachel. Not even when Jeremy Dragon, the coolest boy in ninth grade, notices her. Is it possible that perfection isnt the key to an exciting life?
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Rachel's a straight-A student, on every teacher's wish list of Natural Helpers, and she practices the flute 45 minutes a day. But she grinds her teeth at night and dreads dinnertime, now that her troublemaker brother, Charles, has been expelled from boarding school and is back home, acting up to get attention from their parents.
About the Author
Judy Blume is known and loved by millions of readers for her funny, honest, always believable stories. She lives in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at www.judyblume.com.