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Rissa Bartholomew's Declaration Of Independence Hardcover – May 1, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 920L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545050588
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545050586
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,419,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

LYNDA B. COMERFORD is a former English teacher who now works as a freelance book reviewer. She divides her time between Illinois and Virginia. Rissa Bartholomew's Declaration of Independence is Lynda's first book for young readers.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Parish on May 31, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Rissa Bartholomew's Declaration Of Independence

My tweenage daughter loved this book. I liked the jacket, so I took a peek, and started reading. Rissa is a very realistic heroine, not sticky-sweet and not incredibly edgy. Just a very normal girl. Also not as formulaic as a lot of fiction for this age group. Would recommend this highly for 10 -- 13 year old girls.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo on September 21, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Gold Star Award Winner!

In the summer before starting middle school, Clarissa (Rissa) Bartholomew begins to realize that she and her friends don't have much in common anymore.

Her best friend, Beth, whom she has been friends with since preschool, now insists on being called "Bethany," and talks incessantly about clothes and hairstyles. The other girls in their group seem to be heading in that same direction, while Rissa is stuck dealing with Beth's castoff clothes for a wardrobe and unmanageably curly hair.

On the day of her joint 11th birthday party with Beth at a local pizzeria (Beth's idea, even though Rissa's allergy to tomatoes forces her to order fried chicken instead), it dawns on Rissa that her friends just don't understand her anymore, nor does she them. When they begin to tease her about a boy they know, Rissa decides that the time has come to expel herself from "the herd" and declare her independence.

But being an independent individual turns out to be much more difficult than Rissa could have guessed. Apparently, telling off every friend she has just before the start of middle school is enough to turn her into a social outcast right off the bat. Even her strained attempt to become friends with a quiet, fantasy loving girl named Violet proves to come at a price, since the rest of the students have already pegged her as "weird."

The pressure that Rissa feels from her mother, who seems desperate to reconcile the friendship between Rissa and her friend's daughter, doesn't help at all. Rissa keeps wondering if she will ever find a way to show people who she really is, so that she can stop blending in to the background and letting people make her life decisions for her.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Go Getter on July 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
What a perfect book for those often-ignored 4th-8th grade readers! I teach fifth and sixth grade. Rissa Bartholomew will become a favorite of my students, I know. I hope there's a sequel in the works!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Lynda B. Comerford's RISSA BARTHOLOMEW'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE tells of an eleven-year-old who has had the same friends all her life. But when these friends become obsessed with boys, ballet and dressup, Rissa thinks it's time she become her own person - at the confusion of all. A fine story of growing up and change makes for a lively account. A fine pick for libraries seeking easier stories for elementary-level readers past the picturebook age.
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