Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd

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Author(s): Mame Farrell
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Product Number: 43201
Released: Jul 06, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788756962
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Ever since she can remember, Hannah Billings has been sticking up for Malcolm Murgatroyd, the most hated kid in school. Not only are they growing up together, but they will probably grow old together as well. And she can't get away from him even if she wanted to. Not only are their parents best friends, but Malcolm is the only person who can make her little brother, Ian, laugh. With Hannah's friends getting suspicious, and Malcolm doing more and more strange things, it's getting harder for her to do what's right: remain his one true friend. This realistically written story of family, friendship and coming-of-age makes Mame Farrell one of the top authors of young adult fiction in America today. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan wonderfully captures the full range of adolescent experiences: embarrassment, frustration, unexpected crises and joy.

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Author(s): Mame Farrell
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"Sixth-grader Hannah always sticks up for geeky Malcolm because he's her younger brother's best friend and because, unbeknownst to her classmates, she grew up with him. Concerned with her image amongst the popular crowd, Hannah makes some mistakes in judgment, grows from them and finally realizes who her true friends are when tragedy strikes her family in the form of muscular dystrophy. Alyssa Bresnahan's youthful energy wonderfully captures preteen mood swings with a full palette of emotions: embarrassment, bravado, nervousness, anger, joy. Especially good at dialogue, Bresnahan does a fine job varying her voice from character to character --sympathetic yet stern parents, exuberant children, hopeful Ian, nerdy Malcolm and oft-confused Hannah. Author Farrell's empathetic grasp of preteen concerns and of a family's struggle with muscular dystrophy results in a realistic, coming-of-age story that is funny, moving and a touch sad. J.H.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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