Thursday, August 17, 2006
Dear Mrs. Ryan, You're Ruining My Life, by Jennifer B. Jones, 2000
Harvey Ryan wishes his mom, a children's book author, would stop putting his exploits into every book. It's embarrassing. Harv and his friend Seal (short for Cecilia) cook up a plan to distract his mom from writing by fixing her up with Mr. Stevens, the school principal. Their plan works a little too well; having your mom date the principal may be even more embarrassing. A light middle-grade novel involving sports, friendship, bullying, and dealing with divorce.