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Ever since his family moved to a wealthy neighborhood on Long Island, Tony Miglione's life has been turned upside-down. Why couldn't everything stay the same? A delightful Judy Blume title about growing up.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published on December 1, 1982 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
ISBN-10: 0027110907
ISBN-13: 9780027110906
13 Book Reviews
  • catslovewaffles
    catslovewafflesover 3 years44 stars
    I'm reading this book right now and I'm on chapter 5. Its really good so far.
    • nikukyu
      nikukyualmost 7 years33 stars
      It was good, but not Judy bloom at her best... I like fudge better
      • ucbnia
        ucbniaalmost 8 years
        this book right here has all kinds of thing that you could red in it has thing you might wont to now about
        • bookworm890
          bookworm890about 8 years55 stars
          This book explores the complications of growing up: moving, his shoplifting friend with peer pressure, his sister who Tony likes and his grandma who refuses to come down.
          • sparkling5
            sparkling5about 8 years44 stars
            this wasnt a badd book and i still recommend this book but it wasnt one of my favorite judy blume books because her other books are more about girls lives but i like how she wrote a book that wasnt similar to her other books. I love how this book is about something that changes someones life big-time. i recommend this to anyone.
            • bookish5
              bookish5about 8 years55 stars
              This is a book that I'd really like to read because it's by Judy Blume and it sounds really interesting and like a book that I would enjoy. The plot also sounds really cool.
              • hogitsferg
                hogitsfergabout 8 years
                i think your right because it looks like a good book to read :-]
              • ilgrocks
                ilgrocksabout 8 years55 stars
                Ever since his family moved to a wealthy neighborhood on Long Island, Tony Miglione's life has been turned upside-down. Why couldn't everything stay the same? A delightful Judy Blume title about growing up.
                • rvreader
                  rvreaderabout 8 years44 stars
                  Ever since Tony Miglione’s family became rich, people around him have been changing. His family became rich because of his dad’s invention. When he moved to Long Island, he knew that the people around him would change, but not his family. One example is that his Grandmother is feeling terrible now that they have a cook and his mom is turning into a social mom. In New Jersey, his mom was quiet, but now she talks to all her neighbors. But there is no one for Tony to talk to about growing up. Then there is Joel, the "nice" boy next door, but Tony finds out he has problems of his own. Being rich has changed Tony's life, but he realizes that being rich is a gift.
                  • edmodo-y7uhdckgug
                    edmodo-y7uhdckgugabout 8 years44 stars
                    This is about a boy who was poor and then became rich out of the blue. On his journey he got a friend and enjoyed himself.
                    • edmodo-y7uhdckgug
                      edmodo-y7uhdckgugover 8 years44 stars
                      This book is about a boy who lived in Jersey city and he didn't really have a lot of money. Out of the blue his family got rich and everything changed. He made many new friends and he left all of his old ones. He made a friend who shoplifted from stores and loved to play chess. In the end everything was unaffected by his circumstances.