Never Mind! A Twin Novel

Never Mind!  A Twin Novel

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Avi, & Vail, Rachel.  Never Mind! A Twin Novel.  200 p. Harper Trophy. 2004.  ISBN  978-0-06-054316-7.
This hilarious story, which begins on a Tuesday and ends that Saturday,  is told in alternating chapters from the points of view of two twelve-year old fraternal twins who are as different as night and day.

Meg is tall, smart and pretty and only cares about being the “best” and becoming part of the “High Achievers Club”. Edward is a small, under-achiever who will do anything to drive his twin sister crazy. Edward goes to seventh grade at an alternative middle school, while Meg attends an uber-competitive private middle school.

Edward is really irritated by Meg’s obsession with popularity. When he overhears her lie by telling a popular girl on the phone that she has a brother who is cool and has a band, Edward can’t help but see an opportunity to teach Meg a lesson.

By the time the rival siblings are through stretching the truth, they have created an imaginary rock band, a non-existent boyfriend for Meg, a girlfriend for Edward who does exist, but she’s never met him, and a party that promises to be a disaster, even though “everyone” in town will be there.

Edward’s plans backfire in a big and funny way.   Edward’s side of the story is hilarious.  Their parents are so caught up in trying to get Meg to communicate, yet they don’t listen to her as she tries to tell them she lied.

As the whole crazy story unfolds you will find yourself on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happens. You will really enjoy Never Mind! A Twin Novel by Avi & Rachel Vail.

Genre: Humorous Fiction

Tags: twins, siblings, relationships, humor, adolescence, brothers and sisters, school stories,

Series: This book is not part of a series.

A/R Reading level:  3.6

Interest level:  Grades 5-8

Link to Harvest Park Library catalog: Never Mind!  A Twin Novel

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