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Me and the blondes /
Teresa Toten.
Toronto : Puffin Canada, 2006.
222 p. ; 21 cm.
0143053078 (pbk.)
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Toronto : Puffin Canada, 2006.
0143053078 (pbk.)
Sophia who would like to be known as Sophie, has attended far too many schools over her junior high years. Now in 1974, stinging from constant rejection because of her alcoholic father is doing time for murder (unjustly convicted as Sophie see it), she is determined to forge a new identity as she begins yet again a new school. She and her beautiful dramatic, Bulgarian mother decide to pretend that Sophie's father has died. If only they can get their story straight, everyone will sympathize with them, but of course, the devil is in the details.
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target audience
Ages 11 and up.
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This item was nominated for the following awards:
CLA Young Adult Book Award, CAN, 2007 : Nominated
Governor Generals Literary Awards, CAN, 2006 : Nominated
This item was reviewed in:
Quill & Quire, January 2006
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Main Description
Sophie Kandinsky has spent the last six years trying to keep her crazy family life secret. The devil is in the details. The first detail is her larger-than-life, eccentric, Bulgarian mother. The slightly larger detail is the fact that her gentle, poet-father has been charged with murder. All Sophie wants is to be adored and invincible, which is really hard once people find out her father's in prison.But this time, after yet another move to another new school, and another opportunity to wipe the slate clean, Sophie has devised a plan. On her first day of school, she will locate The Blondes - that clique of perfect, confident girls who are beyond gossip and reproach - and she will make them her friends. This time, no one will find out the truth. This time, everything will be brilliant.

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