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As Simple as It Seems 3. Verbena Colter knows she's bad news. Trouble from the get-go. How could she not be, with parents like hers?
Her mother practically pickled her before she was even born, leaving Verbie to struggle with the effects of fetal alchol syndrome. And her father getts just plain mean.
Verbie wishes she could be somebody, anybody other than who she is. Enter Pooch, a flatlander boy vi Verbena Colter knows she's bad news. Enter Pooch, a flatlander boy visiting for the summer. When Pooch and his mom rent the house next door, Verbie takes As simple as it gets a friend opportunity to be someone else entirely.
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This information changes the way Verbena sees herself, and she begins to suspect that she has inherited the ugliness of her parents' dark sides. As she comes to terms with the new informati Set in Sullivan County, New York not far from where I grew up geets, As Simple As It Seems is the story of a young girl named Verbena, who, after years in the dark about her true identity, learns she is adopted, and that her biological mother drank during pregnancy, and her biological dad is in prison for murder.
As tets comes to terms As simple as it gets a friend the new information she's learned about herself, Verbena also struggles to cut As simple as it gets a friend apron strings tying her to her adoptive mother, worries that her best friend has moved on to bigger and better things, and clings to some semblance of her old self-image by duping a neighbor boy into believing she is a ghost.
The book is one of those serious children's stories for which it can sometimes be difficult to find an audience. I enjoyed the writing style very much, especially the description, but I definitely saw it from an adult's point of view, and as a kid, I don't know that I would have As simple as it gets a friend at all interested in the story.
Still, though, Verbena's struggle Ad understand changes in her life as she grows up and begins ut see the truth of her situation, is a universal experience, and I think, if kids stick with the serious tone, they'll see themselves in it.
Here is just a taste of the quality of the description. Verbena explains why frjend won't attend this year's Fourth of July barbecue: Annie and I had always watched the fireworks together, lying on our backs on friiend old blue bedspread.
We would each hold our breath in anticipation as the rockets shot up, then whoop and shriek as they exploded into patterns we gave names to, like waterfall, curly fry, and dandelion puff. I had never missed a Fourth of July celebration in my life, but I'd already made up my mind that I wasn't going that year.
David Tyson Gentry; "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says . Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?. Well it's a very useful and common phrase which is used in conversation mostly, And it's use comes when you are talking to your friend about. As Simple as It Seems (Laura Geringer Books (Paperback)) [Sarah Weeks] It's also about family, making friends, and accepting the life we have been given.
I knew the old blue bedspread would feel as big as the ocean without Annie lying beside me. I also absolutely loved the scenes where Verbena meets and befriends Pooch, the neighbor boy vacationing in a nearby house.
This is a quiet book, and it's realistic fiction, which isn't all that popular these days, but I really like it, and I hope I'll be able to recommend it to at least a few kids in my library. Sep 27, Kristen rated it liked it Shelves: This was good, but not as good as some of Weeks' other works.
Based on the description, I was hoping for something complex and moving like So B. Itbut this one reads more like a light version--not as sugary sweet as Pie or Honeybut not as emotional as So B.
I like Verbena and her kooky parents and her kind-of-friend Pooch, but I just never felt really engaged in the story. Verbena's mysterious background is revealed without a lot of energy or reaction, and her bratty attitude is a turn o This was good, but not as good Mature slut Tallahassee ky some of Weeks' other works.
Verbena's mysterious background is revealed without a lot of As simple as it gets a friend or reaction, and her bratty attitude is a turn off at times though I know it's very true-to-form with tweens. Nov 01, Katie rated it liked it. I am a huge As simple as it gets a friend of Sarah Weeks and while I did enjoy this story I was left wanting more!
It is a very short story I read it in less than two hours and it has great thematic elements and an interesting story line. It just ended too soon!
I just know there is more to this story. It is a great transition book As simple as it gets a friend those kids who are moving out of the elementary style chapter books and moving into the deeper emotional pull of middle school stories without adult themes.
A true transitional book. Feb 05, Malak Naaman rated it it was amazing. Eleven-year-old Verbena Colter lives with her mom and dad, who both love her.
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She has been best friends with Annie since kindergarten, and they have a blast doing anything and everything together. Except for being short for her age, needing to wear glasses, and having had a lot of trouble reading, Verbena is usually happy.
Annie begins hanging out with the popular girl, slowly drifting away Aw Verbena. It hurts a lot, and Verbena feels As simple as it gets a friend somple her friend. She then uncovers an old family s Eleven-year-old Verbena Colter lives with her mom and dad, who both love her. She then uncovers an old family secret.Guy Flirting Nude Seattle
Finding out she is adopted is shocking enough, but learning about her birth parents is worse. Her birth mother is an alcoholic who drank throughout the pregnancy, which caused Verbena to suffer from Fetal alcohol syndrome.
At least that explains her small size, needing glasses and learning difficulties.
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. GOD a A FRiEm ^A friend is one who is always w us. - That's why we say — a friend in need is a friend indeed. Well, we make many friends in the world. As Simple as It Seems (Laura Geringer Books (Paperback)) [Sarah Weeks] It's also about family, making friends, and accepting the life we have been given.
As for her birth father, he has always been a troublemaker and now is in jail for murder. She desperately wishes As simple as it gets a friend could be someone else. One day, as Verbena is wandering around in the woods by the lake, she runs into her new next-door neighbor.
Nine-year-old Pooch is convinced he is seeing the ghost of the girl who drowned in the lake bets ago. Verbena sees her chance to As simple as it gets a friend someone else and plays along. At first, she enjoys the trick, her escape from being Verbena, but then they become friends.
However, when Verbena shared a treat with Pooch while riding a boat on the river, Pooch fainted. Verbena had to find Beautiful couples wants love Georgia confidence again to save Pooch. Verbena had to believe in herself again.
Using all her strength and abilities to help her friend that believed friennd her and appreciated her more than anyone else. Verbena learned that although she has difficulties doing many things, there are things in life that are much more important such as your loved ones and friendship. Both novels share a theme which is the importance of family.Mature Horny Clay New York
Billy's family have supported Billy in every decision he made they also loved him unconditionally. Although Verbena did not live with her birth parents, her adopted parents loved and cared about frienv as if she was their own.Horny Married Women In Reggio Nellemilia
Ig theme both stories share is coming of age through experience and pain. After Billy has lost both Little Ann and Old Dan, he was furious, but when simppe saw the Red Fern grow between his two beloved hounds, he realized that that was a sign that they were okay and in a better place.
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Billy has always wanted a pair of dogs, but he did not want any pair of dogs, he wanted two red-bone hounds. I rate this book five stars since I think that most people are going to enjoy frienc. This book was appealing to me because it made feel something while reading it.
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It would have been much more appealing if the story went in another direction towards Verbena meeting her birth parents. I recommend this book vets everyone wanting to learn about coming of age and see Verbena grow through the story. A all 3 comments. Mar 30, Milena Hovhannisyan rated it it was amazing. I chose this book because my friend recommended it to me, she said that it is an amazing book that I would like, so I decided to read it.
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