by Natasha Friend

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From the author of PERFECT and LUSH, another novel that tells it like it is. The perils of dealing with a new stepfamily are illuminated with the same Blume-like heart and wit that Natasha Friend brought to PERFECT and LUSH.

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ISBN-13: 9780545229951
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,038,962
File size: 194 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Natasha Friend is the award-winning author of six other novels from young adults, including Perfect, Lush, For Keeps, My Life in Black and White, Where You'll Find Me, and The Other F-Word.

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Bounce 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
allierose04 More than 1 year ago
The first book of natasha friend i had read was perfect and i read it all in one day. Bounce is a great book filled with relatable twist and turns, and at times you see yourself wondering why is this book so wonderful? The writing was good but in the end its the storyline that totall rocks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book made me feel like i was the character! i loved this book! Natasha friend is an amazing author who understands what 13 year olds would do! and what they would think! its the same things that i would do, say, and think! she knows exactly how most of us would handle these situations! this book is so amazing! i suggest this to anybody! and if you like it...then read her other books! perfect-has to do with eating disorders, and lush- has to do with alcoholics. but these books are much more then what they seem...they are amazing!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Its probly good for the ages 11-13.
SashaNicole More than 1 year ago
I read this when I was fifteen and fell in love with it. Call me crazy for preferring "young-adult" books but I find it so much more interesting to sort of put myself back into the mindset of a child or tween than that of an adult. This book is so relateable it's almost scary. I felt like I was the main character and I was going through exactly what she was going through. This book touches on a lot of emotions that we all know we have felt before even if you have to take a minute or two to remember. This book teaches a number of lessons on acceptance as well as coming to terms with life changes. It isn't my favorite book but I reccommend it to everyone.
kylicole-98 More than 1 year ago
The book called Bounce is a very good book. This book was written by Natasha Friend. It describes some teenagers’ life. I would recommend it for teenagers. It’s about a girl who is thirteen. Her mom died in a car accident when she was just three years old. Evyn was the girls name. She had one brother named Mackey. Her fathers’ named was Birdie. Her father decided to marry a lady named Eleni. Evyn said she always looked like Betty Boop. She had six step brothers and sisters. Their names are Thalia, Linus, Ajax, Clio, Cassi and Phoebe. When Evyn went to her new school, she felt like she didn’t fit in. She ate her lunch in a school bathroom stall. Later on in the book the popular girls found out that Evyn was ajax step sister. They really liked. They were pretending to be Evyns friend so that they could find out more stuff about Ajax. Evyn called her two step sisters,that she had to share a room with, the sweater twins because when she first moved in and started to develop her new family they kept fighting over their sweaters. After awhile, Evyn realized that the popular girls were just using her. They got mad at her because she lied to them about Ajax. Evyn talks to her mother all the time, thinking that she can hear her talking. She is just talking to herself. She really doesn’t even remember her mother She tries to talk to her friend Jules but she is too busy hanging out with her other friends and going to parties. Later on in the book they sit at the dinner table and have a family meeting. Eleni and Birdie, her father, announced that they were going to have another baby. Evyn did not know what to say. She ran outside and saw something very sad. She ran under the tree. She saw her dog. He wasn’t breathing. She knew he was dead. She ran back in and she was crying. The next day Thalia, the littlest one, threw a funeral for the dog. Evyn got up one night and went and woke up Birdie. She asked him if he still loved her mother and he started to have tears run down his face. The reason this book is called Bounce is because Stella’s advice is to bounce, put a bounce in your step, she said, let bad things bounce off you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is A wonderful book for teens ( i am one ). Also the title dosnt mean bounce like a ball! I didnt get it at first but one you start reading it you will too. I sudgest it to all girls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really relatable to teenage girls. You can put yourself in the shoes of Evyn as she tries to cope with her life changing over a really short period of time. I loved this book. Every teenage girl should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Natasha writes books about hat real girls in America are going through. I have looved all of Natasha's novels.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i liked this book the characters were really relatable. plus it was set in one of the greatest cities. 3 boston
lalalibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this in about an hour and a half. It was almost as good as Perfect and Lush... Basic plot: Evyn has trouble adjusting when her dad remarries a Greek woman who has 6 kids. I think what stands out the most for me about these 3 books by Natasha Friend is the voice. All 3 of the girls feel very authentic and by the end of each book I felt like I really knew Evyn, Samantha and Isabelle.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When her widowed father remarries a woman with five children and moves 13 year-old Evyn and her older brother to Boston, she resents leaving her home and friends, but gradually comes to terms with the situation.I live with a thirteen year old girl. They aren't that rational or logical about things. Evyn is just far to sweet to be believed. The family in this story is fairly cookie cutter. It reads quickly. Other than that, it leaves a lot to be desired.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend recomended this to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You reall feel like your living in the book!! So great!! Highly recommended!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like i was living the book great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BOUNCE by Natasha Friend explains a teens life.
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I love this book i recemand everyone to read this book!
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