Beezus and Romana by Beverly Cleary

(Ramona Quimby, #1)

Nine-year-old Beezus Quimby has her hands full with her little sister, Ramona. Sure, other people have little sisters that bother them sometimes, but is there anyone in the world like Ramona? Whether she's taking one bite out of every apple in a box or secretly inviting 15 other 4-year-olds to the house for a party, Ramona is always making trouble--and getting all the attention. Every big sister can relate to the trials and tribulations Beezus must endure. Old enough to be expected to take responsibility for her little sister, yet young enough to be mortified by every embarrassing plight the precocious preschooler gets them into, Beezus is constantly struggling with her mixed-up feelings about the exasperating Ramona.

This book is truly hilarious. Sometimes books geared toward such a young audience lack when an adult reads them, but not this one. 

It was interesting, each chapter was a tale of its own, and hilarious. The back cover had a review claiming Ramona is the funniest young sister in literature, and I think they may be right. Loved the characters, fun stuff.  Poor Beezus has her hands full when it comes to her somewhat bratty (although not intended to be) sister who gets more attention and leeway. Ramona is creative and always wanting to butt her nose in her sister's business, imaginative with her costumes and pretend situations.

Surprised how good it is, even now, and even at this age. Fun for adults to revisit.


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