I picked up this book on a whim and once I got into the first paragraph, I was hooked. The book is littered with interesting characters, beautiful prose, and a disturbed sense of humor- that's what I enjoyed about it. Not a conventional read, but a contemporary Dickens romp that kept me turning the page.
Recommended by Guy
Sara Pennypacker and Marla Frazee present and sign Clementine and The Family Meeting
01/07/2012 11:00 am
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Clementine's having a nervous breakdown. The FAMILY MEETING! sign is up in her house, and she just knows she's in trouble for something. Try as she might to find out what's on the agenda, her parents won't reveal anything before the meeting. As far as Clementine is concerned, the agenda should be something like: "We're getting a gorilla." But no, it's: "We're talking about a new baby," says her father. "A brother or sister for you two. What do you think about that?" NO THANKS! is what Clementine thinks. After all, four is the perfect number for a family. There are four sides to a table, not five. Will Clementine learn to make room for one more?