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 Awesome Blossom : a flower power book
 Author: Myracle, Lauren


 Publisher:  Amulet Books
 Pub Year: 2013

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 243 p.,  20 cm.

 BTSB No: 666440 ISBN: 9781419704055
 Ages: 9-13 Grades: 4-8

 Subjects:
 Best friends -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Birthdays -- Fiction
 Parties -- Fiction
 School stories
 California -- Fiction

Price: $19.79

Summary:
Fifth-grade best friends Katie-Rose, Milla, Yasaman, and Violet are determined to save a new student from Modessa's evil influence, but Katie-Rose is busy not flirting with Preston and all four are distracted by trying to organize Yasaman's sister's birthday party.

Series:
Flower Power


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.00
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 155848

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (01/15/13)
   Booklist (03/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/01/2013 Secrets, first crushes, bullying, and tested friendships are at the forefront of Myracle’s fourth title in the Flower Power series, which focuses on a week in the lives of fifth-graders Milla, Katie-Rose, Yaz, and Violet. The first thing to throw the girls off-kilter is new student Hayley: Will she be sucked into the Evil Chicks group or does she have Flower Friend potential? What if making space for Hayley means less room for Yaz? Then there are the boys: Max, Milla’s semiboyfriend, who has asked her on a possible date to the Olive Garden, and Preston, who teases prickly and innocent Katie-Rose. Meanwhile, Yaz, in a somewhat unbelievable plotline, messengers love notes between teachers Ms. Perez and Mr. Emerson while class is in session. While this book is perhaps missing some of the oomph of previous titles, including the fact that the mean-girl angle has fizzled, this is still a shining example of themes and language (parts of the story are told in IMs, e-mails, and chat messages) that will cut straight to the hearts of tween girls. - Copyright 2013 Booklist.

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