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Anastasia Again (original 1981; edition 1982)

by Lois Lowry

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Title:Anastasia Again
Authors:Lois Lowry
Info:Yearling (1982), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 160 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:Children's Fiction / American

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Summary: Anastasia Again is a great story about a 12 year old girl named Anastasia Krupnik who is told that her family is moving to the suburbs. At the thought of this, she is completely opposed and disgusted. To Anastasia, the suburbs are not at all what she is used to and believes they have the same cookie cutter families, houses and habits. With an interesting neighbor next door and a cute boy down the street, Anastasia discovers that the suburbs are not at all what she originally thought and might actually enjoy them.
Genre: This book is considered realistic fiction. I believe that this is a good realistic fiction book because all the events that happened could really happen. The author brings to light some real issues and challenges that girls face, boys and a changing body. Not only these but Anastasia has a little brother who has special needs and she learns how to appreciate him for his differences.
Age Appropriateness: 5th- Middle school
Use in a classroom: This book would be good to create discussion about puberty, moving, growing up and having a family member with special needs. There could be a lot of cool discussion that could come from reading this book. The only caution I have with reading this book as a whole class is that it does deal more with issues from a girl's perspective that boys may not understand. Also it does mention beer and sex throughout so it may be a little risky to recommend or read to the class.
  rbrock15 | Feb 27, 2017 |
This book was very unique. It was written from the perspective of Anastasia, a very opinionated and strong willed 7th grade girl. The story covers the summer before her 7th grade year when her family makes the move from the city to the suburbs. Anastasia, who was 100% against the move, soon begins to enjoy her time as she meets more people and discovers more of who she is through her writing of a mystery novel.
  apoffenroth13 | Feb 10, 2015 |
A thoroughly enjoyable gem. More another time. ( )
  Yona | May 2, 2013 |
Laugh-out-loud funny. The set-ups are maybe a stretch, but Lowry finishes them off so believably that one goes along, grinning all the way. A pure delight. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
"And Mozart was still dead."
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  JenneB | Apr 2, 2013 |
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"As soon as I finish this chocolate pudding, I'm going to jump out the window." Twelve-year-old Anastasia Krupnik has just discovered that her parents are planning a move to the suburbs. And she happens to know that people in the suburbs do not have meaningful paintings on their walls. They have paint-by-numbers pictures of kittens with big eyes playing with balls of yarn. And in the place of bookcases they have giant TV sets with bowls of fake fruit on top. One look at their future house in the suburbs, however, and Anastasia falls in love. It's not long before she's meeting the neighbors, including a handsome tennis player and a witch named Gertrude Stein. And it takes hardly any time at all before she's immersed in just the kind of complicated messes that she seems to specialize in.

Award-winning author Lois Lowry has an undeniable knack for knowing the minds of young people, from Anastasia's 2-year-old brother in All About Sam to the 10-year-old Anastasia Krupnik to the precocious preteen character in this engaging novel. Don't miss the rest of Lowry's Anastasia series--as wildly funny, touching, and loaded with personality as Anastasia herself. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter

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Twelve-year-old Anastasia is horrified at her family's decision to move from their city apartment to a house in the suburbs.

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