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Anastasia Again Paperback – October 15, 1982
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"Anastasia Krupnik is one of the most intriguing female protagonists to appear in children's books since the advent of Harriet the Spy . . . Genuinely funny, the story is a marvelously human portrait of an articulate adolescent." Horn Book Guide
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The annoying boy in her life seems to be smitten with her, but the feeling isn't mutual...at least there's a new boy in her suburban neighborhood who's cute and as tall as she is (she's always worrying about her height). Her new house also has a possible witch next door, and she and her brother Sam are going to investigate. Maybe living in the suburbs won't be as bad as she thought it would be.
I enjoyed this book because I could relate to moving from a big city to the suburbs in my preteen years. Anastasia's thoughts and feelings felt so real in that aspect. She's neurotic, intellectual, and melodramatic, but still likable. I read several of the books in the middle of the series, so it was interesting to read an earlier Anastasia book.
Now a few years older, Anastasia, her parents, and her little brother, Sam, are a bit cramped in their apartment. Despite some misgivings on Anastasia's part (relating to her idea of what suburbs people act like), they buy a house and relocate. Which, of course, means taking Anastasia away from her few friends.
This book is kept from typical early chapter book moving angst by the addition of a crotchety neighbor, Gertrude Stein, who has been a virtual shut-in since her failed romance with her childhood neighbor and since her husband ran off many years before. Anastasia make Gertrude her project, forcing her out of her comfort zone and back into society, while at the same time the simple passage of time does the same to Anastasia, who begins to meet neighbors her age.
If your child finished the first Anastasia book and is still interested in her life, then the entire Anastasia series will be a great boon. However, while I had made plans to read the entire series myself, I think I've seen enough to pass on the rest. They aren't bad. They're just really meant for smaller kids.
Lois Lowry writes plenty of other books with an appeal for all ages ("The Giver" being the obvious example), but this book is probably best left to the kids for which it was written.
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I read this book for the first time when I was around 10 years old and it was great to read it again with my daughter, who is 8. Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. H.
My niece loved the book ...an was super happy to get it for her bday...plus her name is anastasiaPublished 11 months ago by D. Poniatowski
I've read this book 4 times and I still love it! I would recomend it to young girls of 12-15 who would love it!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👍👍👍👍👍Published 12 months ago by Smoky Grips
Now age 12, the best way Anastasia Krupnik can manage to describe most things in her life is "weird. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joanna M
I think this is a great book!But if you don't approve of some things like things little ones should NOT hear,I suggest you don't read this book!! Read morePublished 17 months ago by ok
I loved the Anastasia books as a young girl and really appreciated Ms. Lowry's distinct writing style. Read morePublished on May 1, 2014 by Swank Ivy
I am an adult but I enjoyed reading this young adult novel. I really like Anastasia, her professor father, her artist mother and her very precocious younger brother. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Susan Keeping
Anastasia has to move from the apartment in Cambridge she's lived in all her life out to the dreaded suburbs! However will she adjust? Read morePublished on March 31, 2011 by E. S. Anderson