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Anastasia Krupnik (1979)

by Lois Lowry

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    Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan (atreic)
    atreic: Both these books are engaging, page turning stories with a pre-teen heroine discovering herself and how to deal with the challenges life throws at them. Both have a warm sense of humour and a light touch. And both the heroines love making lists! Becoming Naomi Leon deals with slightly darker themes than Anastasia, but I think if Naomi met Anastasia they would be firm friends.… (more)
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The not very purposeful diary like experience of the delightful A. Krupnik. Fun and funny and cool. ( )
  Evalangui | Aug 22, 2014 |
Anastasia hates her name, her teacher, her freckles, liver, her parents, and boys. Originally published in 1979, Anastasia is a typical average 10 year old girl learning what it means to grow up. I truly loved this book! ( )
  Dmtcer | Jun 3, 2014 |
Loved this series! I wanted to be her (and Ramona Quimby).
  Chrisbookarama | Sep 23, 2013 |
I never read these books as a kid - not sure why, just didn't get around to them. It's interesting reading about what life would be like for a pre-teen in the time that I was a baby. I read this book while on a plane, and it was distracting enough. A bit dated, sure, but still pretty interesting. Definitely shows all the back and forth that goes through a kid's mind. ( )
  AmberTheHuman | Aug 30, 2013 |
Very much fun. It lived up to all my hopes for a younger children's book from Lois Lowry. The development of the "things I love" and "things I hate" lists as things would move between the lists with the progression of the story was interesting to watch and brought smiles. I loved her poem. ( )
  Yona | May 2, 2013 |
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Anastasia Krupnik was ten.
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Ages 8-12. The first and best book in the very popular series describes the ups and downs of a precocious ten-year-old girl. Anastasia loves keeping lists of important information in her green notebook; when she discovers that her mother is pregnant, she instantly adds two new items to her "things I hate" list: "My parents" and "babies." But as the year passes, Anastasia finds that the items on her lists keep moving around; by the time her baby brother is born, the only thing left to hate is liver. An unusually warm, insightful and original portrait of childhood and family life, this is a special and memorable story. Horn Book called Anastasia "an amusing and engaging heroine" and The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books wrote, "the whole book is a delight."

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Anastasia's tenth year has some good things like falling in love and really getting to know her grandmother and some bad things like finding out about an impending baby brother.

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