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Title:
Who's on first?
Author:
Geller, Mark.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperCollins, [1992]

©1992
Physical Description:
60 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
When fourteen-year-old Alex involves himself in his older sister's love life, he almost ruins her chance at true happiness.
General Note:
"A Charlotte Zolotow book."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.0 1.0 8687.
ISBN:
9780060210847

9780060210854
Format :
Book

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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. Distressed by his 24-year-old sister Carol's lack of a social life, 14-year-old Alex is determined to find her an escort to their cousin's posh wedding. His friend Alan Paine suggests his bachelor cousin Leon, an investment analyst. Carol and Leon meet several times, including once at Alex's baseball game. Learning of Leon's killer instinct toward winning, Alex regrets his involvement in his sister's love life. Meanwhile, at the game Carol meets Willie, Alex's coach. Several days later Carol announces she has an escort. Alex, who has come to dislike Leon, tells his sister his strong negative opinion of the man he assumes is her escort. What happens after that is a predictable story of adolescent misunderstandings laced with humor and situations that kids will devour. A fast-paced, breezy read written mostly in dialogue, this novel is an excellent choice for reluctant readers in the middle and upper grades. Consider buying more than one copy. (Reviewed Dec. 15, 1992)0060210842Deborah Abbott


Publisher's Weekly Review

With Cousin Amanda's wedding approaching and Carol still without an escort, brother Alex decides to play Cupid by setting up his older sister with two potential suitors: his best friend's cousin Leon and baseballcoach Willie. When Carol apparently falls in love with the less desirable of the two men (who Alex has discovered is a ``creep'' and ``pathological liar''), the result is an entanglement of mixed identities and miscommunications. Written mostly in dialogue, this short comedy of errors offers more entertainment than substance. Narrative voices are engaging enough to hold the interest of even the most reluctant reader, but some young adults may find themselves yearning for less slapstick and more subtlety. Ages 11-up. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-- Alex, 14, creates all kinds of problems when he tries to fix up his 24-year-old sister with a date for their cousin's wedding. He arranges for his best friend's cousin to ask her out, then catches the man in several lies. He tries to convince Carol to quit seeing him; in the meantime she has been dating someone else. Neither of them realizes that all of Alex and Carol's conversations are about two completely different men, and several funny misunderstandings result. Geller has again packed a lot into a small, fast-paced, easy-to-read package: growing up, family relations, friendship, and romance. Young teens will see that things are not always what they seem and that what people do and say can have far-reaching consequences. The entire story is told in dialogue and can be read in one sitting, which suggests possibilities for discussion, reading and writing exercises, or a satisfying quick read for reluctant readers. --Kenneth E. Kowen, Atascocita Middle School Library, Humble, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. Distressed by his 24-year-old sister Carol's lack of a social life, 14-year-old Alex is determined to find her an escort to their cousin's posh wedding. His friend Alan Paine suggests his bachelor cousin Leon, an investment analyst. Carol and Leon meet several times, including once at Alex's baseball game. Learning of Leon's killer instinct toward winning, Alex regrets his involvement in his sister's love life. Meanwhile, at the game Carol meets Willie, Alex's coach. Several days later Carol announces she has an escort. Alex, who has come to dislike Leon, tells his sister his strong negative opinion of the man he assumes is her escort. What happens after that is a predictable story of adolescent misunderstandings laced with humor and situations that kids will devour. A fast-paced, breezy read written mostly in dialogue, this novel is an excellent choice for reluctant readers in the middle and upper grades. Consider buying more than one copy. (Reviewed Dec. 15, 1992)0060210842Deborah Abbott


Publisher's Weekly Review

With Cousin Amanda's wedding approaching and Carol still without an escort, brother Alex decides to play Cupid by setting up his older sister with two potential suitors: his best friend's cousin Leon and baseballcoach Willie. When Carol apparently falls in love with the less desirable of the two men (who Alex has discovered is a ``creep'' and ``pathological liar''), the result is an entanglement of mixed identities and miscommunications. Written mostly in dialogue, this short comedy of errors offers more entertainment than substance. Narrative voices are engaging enough to hold the interest of even the most reluctant reader, but some young adults may find themselves yearning for less slapstick and more subtlety. Ages 11-up. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-- Alex, 14, creates all kinds of problems when he tries to fix up his 24-year-old sister with a date for their cousin's wedding. He arranges for his best friend's cousin to ask her out, then catches the man in several lies. He tries to convince Carol to quit seeing him; in the meantime she has been dating someone else. Neither of them realizes that all of Alex and Carol's conversations are about two completely different men, and several funny misunderstandings result. Geller has again packed a lot into a small, fast-paced, easy-to-read package: growing up, family relations, friendship, and romance. Young teens will see that things are not always what they seem and that what people do and say can have far-reaching consequences. The entire story is told in dialogue and can be read in one sitting, which suggests possibilities for discussion, reading and writing exercises, or a satisfying quick read for reluctant readers. --Kenneth E. Kowen, Atascocita Middle School Library, Humble, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.