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The Steps #2020

The Steps Twelve year old Annabel thought Christmas break was going to be amazing She d planned to stay home in New York City with her best friend and do traditional things like go ice skating in Rockefeller Ce

  • Title: The Steps
  • Author: Rachel Cohn
  • ISBN: 9780689874147
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Steps By Rachel Cohn, Twelve year old Annabel thought Christmas break was going to be amazing She d planned to stay home in New York City with her best friend and do traditional things like go ice skating in Rockefeller Center, hit the after Christmas sale at Bloomingdale s, and scream with the TRL crowd at MTV in Times Square But when her best friend bails, Annabel s mom decides it s high tiTwelve year old Annabel thought Christmas break was going to be amazing She d planned to stay home in New York City with her best friend and do traditional things like go ice skating in Rockefeller Center, hit the after Christmas sale at Bloomingdale s, and scream with the TRL crowd at MTV in Times Square But when her best friend bails, Annabel s mom decides it s high time Annabel visit her father and his new family in Australia Annabel is not pleased about traveling around the world to meet the steps twelve year old fashion disaster stepsister, five year old stepbrother, and baby half sister but she s not going to waste this chance to steal her father back.

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    1. This review pertains to the 2003 hardcover edition.This first person narrative is about twelve year old Annabel, a Manhattan pre teen navigating radical changes in her family Her parents, Jack and Angelina, divorced following a rocky marriage Jack moved to Australia to live with his second wife, leaving Annabel in New York with Angelina Annabel is jealous of her Australian blended family, particularly towards twelve year old Lucy When Annabel has a chance to visit Australia, she envisions ways t [...]

    2. Literature Genre Contemporary Realistic FictionAges 8 12 yearsThis book is aimed at elementary middle schoolers, and addresses the issue of step family When Annabel is disrupted from her summer plans of hanging around her hometown of New York City, she is sent halfway across the world to spend time with her bio Dad, Jack, and, as she says, a bazillion step brothers and sisters The story follows Annabel s journey as she comes to terms with her steps, her Dad, her Mom, and her soon to be steps wh [...]

    3. Read this book for the first time while in middle school and back then, I thought it was the best book ever It was a short 100 pages fun easy read and when I read it again last summer, I finished in a hour or so Even the the book is aimed for girls between the ages of 8 13, if you are looking for something easy and fun, I d totally recommend it to you

    4. This was a very cute book for middle school level readers It is about a girl names Anabel, or Anna the Belle as her father likes to call her She is in middle school and is trying to handle her new life filled with a step mom and step siblings who live in Australia with her dad, and her mom and her new boyfriend who s son happens to go to her school and is called Wheaties Anabel loves living in her New York City apartment with her mother and her grandmother, but she misses her dad who has moved t [...]

    5. Annabel Schubert has a complicated family Her parents broke up when she was just a kid her father remarried and moved to Australia, where his new wife who also had children gave birth to Annabel s new half sister Now her mom is getting serious with her boyfriend, leaving Annabel with the prospect of yet another step sibling When Annabel is forced to spend her summer vacation visiting her father and his new family, she knows she needs to find a way to to bring her father back home and shorten the [...]

    6. Annabel is going to visit her dad over Christmas vacation in Australia and finally meet her steps Feeling left out and missing her dad over the two years he s been gone, Annabel begins her trip with the idea that she will convince her dad to return to NYC with her During her stay, Annabel s jealousy slowly turns to friendship and with her new extended family.Ideally suited for middle grades readers, I d recommend it for grades 5 and 6 especially THE STEPS portrays the difficulty kids experience [...]

    7. This book shows the conflict of two sisters Annabel and Lucy were like enemies Annabel didn t like Lucy so much because she is her stepsister When Lucy and her mother was about to travel to Australia to meet her new family, Annabel started to have some evil plans She thought of many ways to torture her new stepsister It s often that people are having objective opinions based on relationship In this book, author described the complicated reelationship between these two stepsisters I like this bo [...]

    8. 2003 I first fell in love with Rachel Cohn s writing with her book Gingerbread, which focused on teenagers This story is focused on the preteen set Annabel has quite the confusing family, as demonstrated by the family tree on the cover, which I thought was a nice touch During Christmas break, her mother decides she should spend some time with her father, who happens to now be married, have two stepchildren and a new baby with his new wife, and oh yeah, lives in Sydney, Australia I noticed a lot [...]

    9. Twelve year old Annabel was planning to stay home with her best friend in Nyc for Christmas, but everyhting gets ruined Her mom decides that she should visit her dad and his new family in Australia Disappointed, she goes and meets the steps , a twelve year old fashion disaster stepsister,a five year old stepbrother, and a baby half sister She is determined to win her father back with this trip During this time, she learns about her other family members and realizes that her dad still loves her [...]

    10. The Steps starts off with a girl named Annabel Her mom said she had to go to her Dad s house for Christmas this year Annabel was not in the mood to see her dad and her step sister Lucy and step brother Angus Annabel thought that Lucy and Angus are going to take her dad away from her During the time she was there her and Lucy were becoming close, but was still annoyed that they treated her like her guest even though it was her dad Her and Lucy were getting sick of being bored, so they ran away t [...]

    11. The book The Steps, is a book about a twelve year old girl named Annabel She is just about to go on christmas break and is extremly excited for it Annabel and her friend were supposed to hang out the whole break in NYC but her friend bails on her and goes somewhere else Annabel s mom tell her that she should go to her dad s house ans pend some time with him But Annabel doesn t want to meet the new family Her dad lives half way around the world and doesn t want to go just to meet the steps as she [...]

    12. Annabel is off to Sydney, Australia This was not her idea and doesn t sound like fun she had a perfectly lovely winter break planned in New York, thank you very much But Annabel s dad has remarried and lives in Australia now with his new wife, two kids from her first marriage, and their new baby Annabel s mission To bring her dad back to the US where he belongs With her Of course, it doesn t end that way and we have several heart warming moments about the meaning of family On the cover of the ed [...]

    13. The Steps by Rachel Cohn captures the voice, insecurities, and inner dialogue of tweens perfectly Tweens in particular are trying to figure out how they fit in, and Annabel exemplifies this when she visits her father and discovers she s one of many people he loves Though her exterior is cool and her attitude even chillier, Annabel is still an insecure girl who wants to fit in and be accepted She is full of impulsive, spiteful remarks that are typical of tweens She s also quick with the humor and [...]

    14. Annabel has traveled from New York, NY to Sydney, Australia to meet her new step family for the first time There is conflict, there is a risky adventure, bonds are formed And then Annabel gets family Annabel is self assured, even a little cocky, but not really prepared for a new family, and she believes she can talk her dad out of leaving them and coming home Apparently, twelve is a delusional age I d expect it to go over well with fans of Moving Day Library copy.

    15. Annabel Schubert is a marvelous character Normally I would hate a girl like her fashion obsessed, resentful of her step family, etc However, she is so much like a real person, and a funny and highly likable one at that, that she won me over quickly Sure, she is sometimes snobbish, resentful, and irksome, but her every emotion is totally realistic Her whole family, steps and all, did as well, and stood out as individual characters And did I mention this book is really, really funny Cause it is Qu [...]

    16. I gave this book three stars because it was exciting It was a little slow at the beginning, but towards the middle and the end, it was fantastic I really liked that the two girls were totally different, yet they got along pretty well at the end I like how the girl who seemed like the total goodie goodie was the one who came up with the plan to run away to her grandma s house It was a really good book, and it kept me reading I hope people read this book, because it was pretty good.

    17. A pretty good book for kids about to enter middle school Annabel is twelve and her parents are divorced During Christmas vacation, she s leaving her mom and grandmother to travel to visit with her dad and his new family in Australia, and while she s there she finds out that her mom is remarrying the father of her class nerd Annabel is not happy about any of her new step brothers and sisters, but as the book continues, she figures them out and actually comes to a happy ending Easy to read, funny [...]

    18. 3.5 stars Wanted to try something else by Rachel Cohn since the only other thing I ve read by her is her half of Nick Norah which is LOVE This is a quick little read for tweens with a sassy narrator from Manhattan, baby Annabel goes to Australia over Christmas break to visit her dad, and meet her step mom and her 2 kids, aka The Steps , for the first time The squeaky clean, happy ending was a bit unrealistic, but felt nice Also wasn t a huge fan of the anti smoking scence which came out of nowhe [...]

    19. I actually wasn t expecting much from this book but I ended up enjoying it very much The author does an amazing job finding the voice of a 13 year old stuck up New York girl with an incredibly complicated family Her parents both have new spouses that have provided Annabel with step and half siblings than she is willing to deal with Being sent to Australia to see her father s new family forces her to deal with the steps in new and uncomfortable ways Written with Meg Cabot type candor, this book [...]

    20. I love this book It s so relatable, I really feel the emotions of Annabel as she visits her father in Australia Annabel s father has gotten remarried and moved across the world, where he lives with his two stepkids These new step siblings cause a lot of mixed feelings for Annabel, and she goes through a lot of change in this book The characters undergo a lot of development throught the story as well This is a wonderful book for the upper elementary school or middle school reader.

    21. I mean, I was too old for it But Rachel Cohn s writing is perky and believable as a twelve year old, and the family stuff was super sweet I know I was a little annoyed with Annabel at the beginning, because I mean she was too obnoxious for no reason, but I grew used to her and it was then fine The ending made me feel all fuzzy inside, what with the way everyone comes together I m a sucker for happy families and unhappy families

    22. Super cute and charming, with that light yet affecting undercurrent of serious concerning CODs children of divorce that I knew would just get me from the start This is the first time I d read a non David Levitan coauthored book of Cohn s and I m so glad I picked it up Her characters are all endearing and true, her stories heartfelt and fun to read.

    23. The story is fun and spontaneous I enjoyed it because I actually belong to an extended family, but nevertheless the story is still charming and entertaining It will open minds to understanding extended families, children in extended families, and also, I m warning you that I, at the age of 10, learned from this book some quirks and adventures of teenagers.

    24. When Annabel goes to Austraila to see her dad, or, Jack, as she calls him she finds that his new wife and kids have stolen him away from her She has hopes beyond hopes that she can convince her father to come back to Manhatten with her Then she realizes that Juack is much happier there Can she share her father with them without losing him entierly

    25. I thought this was really cute and realistic especially how the main character is so reluctant to like or even get to know her step family The author seemed to have a really good feel for twelve year olds, because the main character s voice sounded really authentic I didn t feel like Cohn was trying too hard to sound young I thought it fit perfectly.

    26. A sweet, innocent story about a girl meeting her steps for the first time I don t usually like ooey gooey sweetness, but Rachel Cohn is really good at introducing just a little bit of subversiveness to keep it interesting.

    27. It was a really good book about this girl who has to go to Australia to visit her dad, step mom, and step sister and step brother, and half sister She also takes an adventure and meets this incredable boy it was really reallly good

    28. Cute story for middle grades about a girl having to adjust to an extended family of steps , including a new stepsister close to her age and a younger stepbrother, while visiting her father in Australia for Christmas vacation.

    29. This book was about a girl getting to know her international step siblings While not my favorite by this author it s a great look into a situation that many kids find themselves in these days Despite a precictable ending, I am excited to read the sequel.

    30. Thought this was a pretty good book I really enjoyed reading it I loved the plot and the characters It is not common in most books to have a good step family relationship Yes things start out weird, but sometimes people can make them work.

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