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Reviews by Children: Take Two

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By Elena (Age 11), for The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 13, 2010

Take TwoTake Two

by Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy

Reading level: Ages 10-14

Hardcover: 240 pages

Publisher: Aladdin (January 26, 2010)

Source: Publisher

What to expect: Realistic Fiction – Dramatic and Humorous

Payton and Emma are twin sisters going into middle school. They are thrilled about having their own lockers, switching classes and making new friends…..until they did more than switch classes – they switched places! It didn’t work out so well. As a consequence, they have the choice of doing a lot of detention or school service.  They end up tutoring two rowdy young boys named Mason and Jason, their counselor’s and math teacher’s identical twin sons, who bring a reptile to every lesson! Payton and Emma are also required to clean up under the school stage (not on it, sadly for Payton, who loves to act). These twin sisters definitely learn their lesson and they make some good friends along the way. There are lots of surprising twists and turns in this story.

I would recommend this book for girls ages 10-14.

Add this book to your collection: Take Two

Note: Elena composed this with some assistance from her fabulous mom, but it is in her own words.

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