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Lexie by Audrey Couloumbis

Lexie (edition 2012)

by Audrey Couloumbis, Julia Denos (Illustrator)

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Authors:Audrey Couloumbis
Other authors:Julia Denos (Illustrator)
Info:Yearling (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 208 pages
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Tags:juvenile fiction, realistic, divorce, blended families

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Lexie is a simple, but very charming little book.

Lexie's parents have gotten a divorce, and she is off to spend a week a the start of summer with her Dad in his summer beach house. Lexie (10) excited about some time with him... only to find out after getting there that he has invited his new girlfriend and her two sons (3 and 14). The storyline deals with Lexie's emotions as she tries to cope with the new order of things. (I've never been trough anything like this, but Lexie certainly seemed to cope better than I would have.)

To be dealing with divorce, it is a fairly light and pleasant book. There are no bad guys. Lexie's Mom and Dad are both good people. Dad's new girlfriend, Vicky, is quite likable. And although the 3 year old Harris can be annoying in a 3 year old way, and the 14 year old Ben can be occasionally annoying in a 14 year old way, they are both nice boys too.

The book probably makes everyone a little too nice, and the emotional solutions a little too quick, but it's aim is to be a gentle book, so I didn't mind those things. ( )
  fingerpost | Oct 2, 2016 |
A simple story about 10-year-old Lexie, who goes on her first vacation with her father since her parents divorce, and finds out his girlfriend and her kids will be there too.
Lexie has weathered her parents divorce fairly well. There is passing references to the unhappiness in her parent's marriage and in her life before the divorce. She is put out that she will not have her father to herself. But she doesn't let it overwhelm her and tries to adjust. Lexie is honest with herself and her own feelings in a very believable way. ( )
  geraldinefm | Nov 19, 2013 |
Her parent's divorce has changed Lexie's life and now her week at the beach that she thought was going to be just her (missing her mom) and her dad is invaded with her dad's girlfriend and two sons. A lot of growing up goes on in just one week. ( )
  lindap69 | Apr 5, 2013 |
Though hardly an original story, it is very well told. The characters and their interactions with one another are sharply and thoughtfully drawn. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
charming sensitive treatment of divorce and blended families ( )
  annie-b | Jan 10, 2013 |
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Ten-year-old Lexie used to love going to the shore. For as long as she can remember, she's spent every summer there with her parents, eating hamburgers, swimming in the ocean, and combing the beach for treasure.  This summer is going to be different though. Lexie's Mom and Daddy are divorced, and for the first time Mom won't be there. To make matters worse, Daddy has a surprise—his new girlfriend, Vicky, and her two sons are coming to stay with them for a week!  Now Lexie has to share her house with perky Vicky, Vicky's moody teenage son Ben, and messy three-year-old Harris. The little beach house just doesn't seem big enough for so many people. Is there still room for Lexie?

In a voice that's sharp, funny, and sincere, Newbery Honor-winning author Audrey Couloumbis tells the story of a girl discovering that if you pay attention, sometimes you can find treasure in the most unlikely places.

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When ten-year-old Lexie goes with her father to the beach for a week, she is surprised to find that he has invited his girlfriend and her two sons to join them for the entire week.

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