All Alone in the Universe

All Alone in the Universe

Book - 1999
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In a poignant coming-of-age story, Debbie finds herself hurt and lonely when Maureen, her best friend since the third grade, inexplicably starts to ignore her and keeps company with someone else. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.

"Before last summer Maureen and I were best friends....At least I think we were. I don't know what happened exactly. As some people who get hit by trucks sometimes say,'I didn't see anything coming.'"

When her best friend since the third grade starts acting as though Debbie doesn't exist, Debbie finds out the hard way that life can be a lonesome place. But in the end the heroine of this wryly funny coming-of-age story--a girl who lives in a house covered with stuff that is supposed to look like bricks but is just a fake brick pattern--discovers that even the hourly tragedies of junior high school can have silver linings, just as a house covered with Insul-Brick can protect a real home. This first novel shines--fun, engrossing, bittersweet, and wonderfully unpredictable.

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Debbie is dismayed when her best friend Maureen starts spending time with ordinary, boring Glenna.

Publisher: HarperTrophy, 1999
ISBN: 9780380733026
Characteristics: 143 pp. ; 13 x 20 cm


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Apr 01, 2013

This book wasn't amazing but it was pretty good.

Dec 01, 2012

This book is so close to home for me. I loved it. It was so well written.

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