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My Girl Paperback – December 1, 1991

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About the Author

Patricia Hermes is the author of many highly acclaimed novels for children and young adults. Among her many awards are the California Young Reader Medal, the Pine Tree Book Award and the Hawaii Nene award. Her books have also been named IRA/CBC Children's Choices and Notable Children's Trade Books in the field of Social Studies. Her books have been praised for their "recognizable vitality" (Kirkus Reviews) and "rhythmic, homey text and genuine characters [that] resonate with authenticity" (School Library Journal starred review).

Minstrel Books publishes Kevin Corbett Eats Flies; Heads, I Win; and I Hate Being Gifted. Archway Paperbacks publishes Be Still My Heart and My Girl.

Born and educated in New York, Patricia Hermes has taught English at the High School and Junior High level and has taught Gifted and Talented programs in the grade schools, She travels frequently throughout the country, speaking at schools and conferences, to students, teachers, educators, and parents.

The mother of five children, she lives and works in New England.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; FIRST EDITIION 4th Printing edition (December 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671759299
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671759292
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,092,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By amy on January 19, 2001
Format: Paperback
I thought this book was very good and I would recommend it to anyone of any age.Even if u are an adult you will enjoy this book because it is about life and it tells about the kids ife and the adults ife in the story.It took me about a week to read this book because I had school but when Ihad time i would pick it up and read it.I also liked the movie that they came out with and I would definetly recommend it to any person of any age !!
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OVERALL IMPRESSION: I have only seen bits and pieces of the movie, never actually watching it all the way through, but I knew a little bit about the story line and when I found the book at a thrift store, I decided to pick it up and give it a try. It's a really short book so it didn't take long to read at all. I enjoyed reading it. It was a quick read to cleanse my palate after reading some longer books. The story was fun but also sad and emotional.

CHARACTERS: The characters in this book seemed very real to me. I could picture these kids running around together. The things they did seems very likely things that kids do. I wasn't a fan of Vada's father though. I understand that he was probably fed up with her hypochondria, but she was obviously fighting for his attention because her mother was gone. I just feel that he could have taken more time with her to explain things and just spend time with her.

COVER: The cover is fine. It's taken from the movie, which the book was actually written after the movie instead of the other way around.
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I've always been a fan of the film My Girl, and as soon as I discovered there was a book tie-in, I had to have it. It's almost identical to the movie, but I did find a couple tidbits of information that wasn't included in the film. I'm glad I picked this up.
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By A Customer on June 7, 1998
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I have read this book a million times. Just ask my parents :). This is the first book that actually made me cry. Y' know, at the part where she's reading the weeping willow poem. It is one of the best books in the whole world. I think I'll go read it again!!
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This seems to be a book obviously written to copy the movie. A book is usually much deeper than the movie, if it is done first. So I didn't love it for myself, but middle school readers seem enjoy it.
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The 1991 film of My Girl is such an amazing movie, I laugh, I cry. The book is the same. I can't put this book down! It's very well written. So happy to see that this lovely movie is also a book! I recommend this to pretty much everybody. Even if you have never seen the movie before, you read this, you will want too!
Enjoy-
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Had the book growing up, read it cover to cover MANY times! I also have both movies on DVD and also the 1st one on VHS! I highly recommend this movie to any coming of age girl! As it teaches a girl alot about life!
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By A Customer on May 12, 1997
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I don't remember how many times I've read this book, but every time I read it, it's still as fresh as the first time. The book is funny, and as it is, it was a special summer of a 11-year-old girl's life
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