book cover of Seventh Grade Rumors

Seventh Grade Rumors

(1988)
(The first book in the Fabulous Five series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
The first book in the Fabulous Five series, featuring the stars of Haynes's Taffy Sinclair books, delineates the concerns of anyone starting junior high school: one has to dress right, act right and hang out with the right people. Jana Morgan and her four friends who comprise the Fabulous Five club share these concerns. Rumors run rampant at Wakeman Junior High, and the Fabulous Five learn how gossip can create problems for everyone. Junior high also teaches the girls about friendships, new and old. Haynes effectively captures the fear, anxieties and joys of this age group, but her narration is inconsistent, sometimes including lots of detail and other times glossing over situations. An overly dramatic plot line and a soap opera segment are tossed in at the last minute, to introduce the next book in the series. The novel's ending is weak, but series-lovers will probably be hooked. Ages 11-13.



Used availability for Betsy Haynes's Seventh Grade Rumors

Paperback Editions

August 1988 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Seventh Grade Rumors (Fabulous Five, Book 1)
Author(s): Betsy Haynes
ISBN: 0-553-15625-X / 978-0-553-15625-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skylark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU