Dear Pen Pal (The Mother-Daughter Book Club)

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.299076
For the mother-daughter book club, everything changes in eighth grade.

Could the book club break up? When Jess is offered an anonymous scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, she's not sure that leaving home -- and her friends -- is what she wants to do. Meanwhile Megan's grandmother comes for a long visit and turns everything in the Wong household upside down; Emma crusades against her middle school's new uniforms; and Cassidy fi nds out there's a big change ahead for her family.

Inspired by Jess's unexpected opportunity, the book club decides to read Jean Webster's classic Daddy-Long-Legs, and there's an added twist this year when they become pen pals with the girls in a book club in Wyoming. There's plenty to write to their new friends about, from a prank-filled slumber party to a not-so-secret puppy -- and even a surprise fi rst kiss.

In this third book in the beloved Mother-Daughter Book Club series, the girls learn that as long as they have one another -- and a good book -- they're ready for whatever eighth grade has in store!
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published on September 22, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 141697430X
ISBN-13: 9781416974307
10 Book Reviews
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  • lulubelle
    lulubelleWednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:42 pm55 stars
    it was really good!
    • violetkitten
      violetkittenMonday, June 13, 2016 at 8:55 am55 stars
      I read this book and i really liked it. It was a VERY intersting book i loved it plus im loved the book cover purple fav color :-)
      • evie123
        evie123Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 6:33 am
        who likes writing to tethered pen pale
        • mkd5
          mkd5Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 2:57 pm55 stars
          Though this is longer than most, the third book in the M.D.B.C series is fabulous! Join Jess as she leaves her friends for another school!
          • jess285
            jess285Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 4:12 pm55 stars
            • athleticamazin
              athleticamazinWednesday, March 12, 2014 at 8:45 am55 stars
              Dear Pen Pal (The Mother-Daughter Book Club) by Heather Vogel Frederick is an amazing and super hilarious book that everybody should read!
              • elally
                elallyFriday, November 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm
                Any one in my ela class, do you know Mya's username on here?
                • maddiecbms
                  maddiecbmsTuesday, February 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm
                  sorry i was wondering the same thing
                • girlinpink
                  girlinpinkTuesday, October 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm55 stars
                  I thought the people who were writing the book were copying my life!!!! I thought it was JUST like me!!
                  • hk-girl
                    hk-girlFriday, August 17, 2012 at 7:45 pm55 stars
                    I love this book