Synopses & Reviews
What do Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Milla, and Violet have in common? Other than being named after flowers, practically nothing. Katie-Rose is a film director in training. Yasaman is a computer whiz. Milla is third in command of the A list. And Violet is the new girl in school. Theyre fab girls, all of them, but they sure arent friends. And if evil queen bee Medusa—scuse me, Modessa—has her way, they never will be. But this is the beginning of a new school year, when anything can happen and social worlds can collide . . .
Told in Lauren Myracles inventive narrative style—here a fresh mix of instant messages, blog posts, screenplay, and straight narrative—Luv Ya Bunches has been called “enticing” by Publishers Weekly and received a starred review from Booklist, which called it “a fun, challenging, and gently edifying story.”
The first book in a four-part series, "Luv Ya Bunches" is a funny, honest middle-grade novel about four friends navigating the ups and downs of fifth grade.
How will Emma make her mark this school year? Will she…
a) Bring love to her fellow classmatesb) Become the most popular girl in schoolc) Finally meet her crush, teen singing sensation Jake LaDraked) ALL OF THE ABOVE! On the first day of school, Emma Emmets surveys her classmates and sees plenty of shared interests, crushes not being acted upon, and people too afraid of cooties to know what they're missing. Emma tries her hand at uniting lonely Leah and nerdy Otto . . . and a matchmaker is born.
After successfully matching bullies, dorks, athletes, and weirdos, she’s ready for her most high-profile client yet: Isla, a fourth grader so popular she hangs out with the fifth graders. But when Emma's efforts go terribly awry, she finds herself with a powerful new enemy.
Suddenly life on the playground is horribly wrong. With all her classmates blissfully paired off, Emma's left with no one! Is the matchmaker destined to be alone?
What do Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Milla, and Violet all have in common? Other than being named after flowers, practically nothing. Katie-Rose is a film director in training. Yasaman is a computer whiz. Milla is third in command of the A list. And Violet is the new girl in school. Theyand#8217;re fab girls, all of them, but they sure arenand#8217;t friends. And if evil queen bee Medusaand#151; and#8217;scuse me, Modessaand#151;has her way, they never will be. But this is the beginning of a new school year, when anything can happen and social worlds can collide . . .
and#160;Told in Lauren Myracleand#8217;s inventive narrative styleand#151;here a fresh mix of instant messages, blog posts, screenplay, and straight narrativeand#151;Luv Ya Bunches, the first in a four-book series, is a funny, honest depiction of the shifting alliances and rivalries that shape school days, and of the lasting friendships that blossom from the skirmishes.
Katie-Rose, Milla, Yasaman, and Violet are happy to be a flower-friend foursome—until a new girl, Hayley, comes to school. Hayley is confident and mysterious and keeps the girls guessing. Katie-Rose worries shes just another Evil Chick, but Violet befriends Hayley and hopes the girls can make room for her in their group. Meanwhile, love is in the air as Milla works up the courage to go on an actual date with the adorable Max, and Katie-Rose receives ten plush hedgehogs from a secret admirer. Even quiet Yasaman gets tangled in the drama when she opens a note from Ms. Perez to Mr. Emerson and realizes its—dun dun dun!
—a love letter. Full of juicy secrets, budding romance, and—of course— flower friendship, Awesome Blossom
is a fun and satisfying conclusion to the Flower Power series that once again proves Lauren Myracle “has her finger firmly on the pulse of tween girldom” (Booklist
About the Author
Lauren Myracle is the author of the New York Times bestselling Internet Girls series (ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r), Rhymes with Witches, and Bliss, among many other books for teenagers and young people. She grew up in Atlanta, is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program in writing for children and young adults, and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her family. Visit her online at www.laurenmyracle.com.