Susin Nielsen Dear George Clooney

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Dear George Clooney

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Violet's TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet's mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet's younger sister reacts by bed-wetting, and her mother ping-pongs from one loser to another, searching for love. As for Violet, she gets angry in ways that are by turns infuriating, shocking, and hilarious. When her mother takes up with the unfortunately named Dudley Wiener, Violet and her friend Phoebe decide that they need to take control. If Violet's mom can't pick a decent man herself, they will help her snag George Clooney. In Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom, Susin Nielsen has created a truly original protagonist in Violet and a brilliant new novel that will delight readers into rooting for her, even when she's at her worst. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Violet's TV director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool and, worst of all, Violet's mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet's younger sister reacts by bed-wetting and her mother ping-pongs from one loser to another, searching for love. As for Violet, she gets angry. When her mother takes up with the Dudley Wiener, Violet decides she needs to take control. If Violet's mother can't pick a decent man herself, she will help her snag George Clooney.

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WINNER - 2012 Rocky Mountain Book Award

"Nielsen (Word Nerd) has created a narrator as sassy and candid as this memorable novel's title.... Nielsen skillfully balances her story's keen humor...with poignancy. Especially affecting are Violet's struggles to accept her father's new family...."
--Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

"Laugh-out-loud humor deftly mixes with insight into a troubled girl's pain over her parents' divorce.... Nielsen has real talent for comedy, zoning in on just the right level of snark.... This comic novel scores."
--Kirkus Reviews

..".Violet is a complex, appealing character whose intimate, lively first-person narrative, both droll and heartfelt, discusses classmate conflicts and crushes as well as her insecurities and her gradual acceptance of what she can and cannot control. Violet's growth and authentic range of emotions ... ring true in this very engaging read."
--Booklist

"This vacation-friendly paperback is perfect for carry-ons, road trips or wherever the summer takes your teen. Violet, a seventh-grader from Vancouver, attacks life and its many adventures with humour and spunk. In the midst of coping with her cheating dad and his new family, she and her sister sabotage their mom's new dating life in order to help her find the perfect man. Teens will love Violet's sarcasm, charm, antics and wit."
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