10 thoughts on “When Life Gives You O.J.

  1. Laurel Laurel says:

    Okay, so here s what I ve been puzzling over with this book it s a PRIME example of the sort of book that sometimes struggles to find the right readers, I think Because it takes real risks, in quiet ways It doesn t announce itself as quirky or zany It just is those things, because it is human, and humans are those thingsThe book is charming, yes It is funny The characters are real The


  2. Erica Perl Erica Perl says:

    OK, I m biased I m the author , but here s what PW said In this warm novel about family, friendship, and fitting in Perl Vintage Veronica offers a refreshing take on the grandparent grandchild rapport The novel strikes an admirable bala...


  3. Betsy Betsy says:

    Children s librarians can be neatly divided into two categories with relatively little difficulty Basically, they either love and adore dogs and all things doggie related or they don t I don t I was never the kid begging her parents for a hound I did not dream of fluffy golden retriever puppies or w...


  4. Marcia Marcia says:

    Love the cover This is the story of Zelly Fried, an 11 year old Jewish girl from Brooklyn recently transplanted with her family to Burlington, VT to live with her widowed grandfather Ace Zelly really wants a dog and Ace proposes the practice dog an empty OJ jug that she walks, feeds and even practices with cleaning up after Through OJ, she meets Jeremy, also Jewish, who becomes a quick frie


  5. Katy Kelly Katy Kelly says:

    I loved this book Zelly, like a lot of 10 year olds, is feeling that life has given her a sack lemons Her family left NY to move to Vermont and the only good that could come of it is that she could finally h...


  6. katsok katsok says:

    Picked this one up on the recommendation of a friend without really knowing what it was about Zelly is ten years old and has moved to Vermont from Brooklyn with her family Her grandmother has passed away and they have moved to live with her grandfath...


  7. Merle Merle says:

    What a fun story on the surface for young readers But there is also so much to discuss and think about in this book Author Erica Perl has done a wonderful job presenting important topics for families to discuss and given readers an interesting...


  8. Sophie Sophie says:

    This book is about a girl that really wants a dog and her parents will not agree, so they give her a empty gallon of orange juice and tell her that is her dog Evreyday she drags it for a walk, feeds it, and takes it to the bathroom just like a real dog This book was funny and a great story idea.


  9. Leo Leo says:

    This book is AMAZING I love it because a girl has to do a bunch of crazy stuff just in order to get a dog IT S SO CRAZY That s basically it but be sure to STAY AWESOME


  10. Kristi Bernard Kristi Bernard says:

    Zelda Fried, pronounced freed, wants a dog, wants to go to camp Sonrise with her best friend Allie, and she wants to move back to her old neighborhood That s quite a bit for an almost eleven year old going int the sixth grade.When Zelly asks her parents if she can go to camp with her best friends, the answer was no, although her parents congratulated her for making a good case The problems is they ve r


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