Marilyn Kaye Lydia: A Novel (Sisters)

ISBN 13: 9780152005115

Lydia: A Novel (Sisters)

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Fourteen-year-old Lydia, always keen to espouse controversial issues, gets varying degrees of support from her three sisters when she forms an alternative school newspaper and campaigns in favor of letting girls try out for the football team.

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Grade 6-9 Agonizing over clothes, popularity, and boys, 13-year-old Cassie is criticized by her family for displaying such superficial values. When a stereotypical rich girl sweeps Cassie into her own self-centered world, the gulf widens. A shoplifting incident forces Cassie to reexame her choices. Lydia, Cassie's oldest sister, is featured in a companion volume. A feminist and a reformer, Lydia starts an alternative school newspaper to express her views. After an easy victory for better cafeteria food, she campaigns for a coed football team. Although she is able to withstand personal hurts, she begins to crumble when she sees the pressure her unpopular stand has inflicted on her sister. More unified and possessing better dialogue than Phoebe, an earlier book in this series, these two books have predictable but satisfying plots. Despite some simplistic characterization, important issues are well presented. These books are sure to be popular, particularly in the paperback editions. Cindy Darling Codell, Belmont Junior High School, Winchester, Ky.
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