Grade 3–4—Ida May returns in this sequel to My Last Best Friend (Harcourt, 2007). Her developing friendship with Stacey Merriweather and growing animosity toward Jenna Drews continue, but not without some bumps and insights along the way. Stacey and Ida discover an old mermaid night-light in Ida's attic. They decide that the lamp is magic, with the power to carry out good and bad wishes, and form a two-member Secret Mermaid Club. The mermaid has a pleasant smile until plugged in—then she exhibits a frightening grimace that makes Ida state, "her evil, glowing grin makes me pee my pants." Various family situations are well represented and lend credence to the characters' behaviors. Ida comes from a solid, two-parent family; Stacey's folks are divorced, and she lives with her mother, while her brother lives with their father; and Jenna's dad has recently lost his job, sending her family into a tailspin. Fourth-grade jealousies, problems, misbehavior, and consequences will be familiar to elementary school girls, who will enjoy this entry as much as the original.—Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
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There's a lot of detail and Ida learns to be comfortable with telling her mom anything she wants, she learned to stand up for herselfPublished 17 months ago by Kelly
Great book and awesome series I could totally recommend it for any girl from ages 7-12!! Funny and enchanting it puts a new twist on friendshipPublished on July 27, 2013 by Victoria DeMersseman