Ten Good and Bad Things About My Life (So Far)

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6R5.556201

Pearl Littlefield's first assignment in fifth grade is complicated: She has to write an essay about her summer. Where does she begin? Her dad lost his job, she had to go to a different camp―one where her older sister Lexie was a counselor-in-training (ugh!)―and she and her good friend James Brubaker III had a huge fight, which made them both wonder if the other kids were right that girls and boys can't be good friends and which landed one of them in the hospital.

And there's much, much more on the list of good and bad things, as Ann Martin takes this appealing character into new adventures through which young readers will see that good or bad, life is what happens when you're making other plans.

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on October 2, 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-10: 0312642997
ISBN-13: 9780312642990
6 Book Reviews
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  • JosalynnMonday, April 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm
    This book is so boring like really no joke board my brains out at school when my teacher forced the class to read this book and i'm 11 so i should know
    • ExoSunday, October 4, 2015 at 6:49 am
      I have never read this but it seem like a good book😃😃😃😃
      • bradyfan12
        bradyfan12Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:17 am
        The book was funny and i have read the first one. (ten rules for living with my sister.) and it was good. This one was good to but at one point the plot got really slow and the story was boring but it jumped back in to being good! Im 13 and when i was ten there was no word called bosoms. What is a bosom? Dont make up new words. I have a friend who is ten and even she does not use the words bosoms. Pearl can act like she is 5 or 6 and not 10. She has a friend named Justine who she says acts annoying and loud but she acts the same way. She reminds me of Caillou. The book is good but Pearl needs to act more like she is 10 not Caillou.
        • redheadperson22
          redheadperson22Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 4:47 pm22 stars
          Pearl has to write a report about what happened over summer vacation. What I thought of the book: Sometimes you could tell it was written by an adult. For instance, Pearl, who is 10, used the word "bosoms ". I'm not that much older than her, and I have never heard any one my age or younger use the word "bosoms". At first, I didn't even remember what that meant. But then again, Pearl could be pretty annoying because sometimes she sounded as though she was 6 or 7 years old.I wanted to like this book more than I did. Overall, it was ok.
          • i am awesomeFriday, September 27, 2013 at 11:28 am
            i thinks this book is awesome it keeps you going and never stops having accidents and you think oh this is getting so boring and all the sudden you turn the page and WHAM!!!!!!!! it hit you.
            • seal1
              seal1Friday, May 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm55 stars
              Pearl Littlefield’s first assignment in fifth grade is complicated: She has to write an essay about her summer. Where does she begin? Her dad lost his job, she had to go to a different camp—one where her older sister Lexie was a counselor-in-training (ugh!)—and she and her good friend James Brubaker III had a huge fight, which made them both wonder if the other kids were r...more