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Never Mind!

Never Mind!

(2004)
A Twin Novel
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*Starred Review* Gr. 5-7. Meg and Edward are twins, but they couldn't be more different and they don't get along. She is tall, smart, and pretty, and she has just been invited to joint the High Achievers' Club at her special middle school. He is the world's biggest loser, an immature, runty underachiever. She is terrified her fancy friends will find out about him. Two of today's best writers tell the story in the twins' alternating narratives, and they have a huge amount of fun with a plot that cuts down the high-achiever snobs and reveals how smart people can fall for their own vain fantasies. Edward shows that his clever sister is "not too swift," and his narrative is hilarious--wry, touching, and very smart. The dialogue is great, especially the conversations that reveal how hard it is to listen and to say what you mean. The twins' caring parents talk to Meg about the need to communicate, but they don't listen when she tries to tell them she lied. Don't look too closely at the plot; it's too farcical to be really credible. But the wit and slapstick carry the story, which has moments of sadness that raise serious issues everyone will recognize. Best of all is the message: laugh at yourself. Readers will. Hazel Rochman
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Hardback Editions

June 2005 : USA Turtleback
Title: Never Mind!: A Twin Novel
Author(s): Avi, Rachel Vail
ISBN: 0-606-33941-8 / 978-0-606-33941-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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May 2005 : USA Library Binding
Title: Never Mind! A Twin Novel (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Avi, Rachel Vail
ISBN: 1-4176-7534-9 / 978-1-4176-7534-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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April 2005 : USA Library Binding
Title: Never Mind!
Author(s): Avi, Rachel Vail
ISBN: 0-7569-5667-6 / 978-0-7569-5667-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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April 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Never Mind!: A Twin Novel (Twin Novels)
Author(s): Avi, Rachel Vail
ISBN: 0-06-054314-0 / 978-0-06-054314-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2004 : USA Library Binding
Title: Never Mind!: A Twin Novel
Author(s): Avi, Rachel Vail
ISBN: 0-06-054315-9 / 978-0-06-054315-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Never Mind
Author(s): Rachel Vail Avi
ISBN: 1-4169-0142-6 / 978-1-4169-0142-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
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April 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Never Mind!: A Twin Novel
Author(s): Avi, Rachel Vail
ISBN: 0-06-054316-7 / 978-0-06-054316-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Never Mind! A Twin Novel
Author(s): Avi, Rachel Vail
ISBN: 0-439-79912-0 / 978-0-439-79912-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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