Anastasia, Absolutely by Lois Lowry

Anastasia, Absolutely by Lois LowryAnastasia, Absolutely (Anastasia Krupnik #9) by Lois Lowry
Published: Yearling Books (1997), Paperback, 128pg
Source: Bought
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary

Anastasia finds herself in another hilarious and embarrassing mess when she accidentally puts her dog's droppings into a mailbox.

Obviously, since my name is Anastasia, I love these books. (Seriously, I’m not being sarcastic. I really do love them!) Some of them are better than others, but just having my name be a character’s name who isn’t a Russian princess is enough to keep me coming back to them even now. I haven’t read an Anastasia book in a while (and I’ve never read this one), so this was a nice treat.

It’s a short book, but there’s a few interesting things in it. Anastasia’s matured! Well, a little. I liked that she eventually worked out what to do with help from her parents and teacher– and herself. She’s got more friends now, too, and I thought it very admirable that she was so nice to her younger brother, Sam. She even played with him multiple times without getting annoyed– more than I ever did with my own brother, ha. The situation she gets herself into is extremely amusing but it’s not over-the-top.

There wasn’t as much of her parents in here, which was a shame. I like them a lot! They’re quite adorable, and I loved them in Anastasia Krupnik. Oh well.

If you’re in need of a funny book with cute characters and a plot with a moral (and a tidy solution), then check out the Anastasia books. (And I’m not just talking them up because of my name!)

Read: February 2009

Challenges: Read Your Own Books 2009 (#14)

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