The Girl Who Wanted a Boy

Cover of: The Girl Who Wanted a Boy | Paul Zindel

Published by Starfire .

Written in English

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  • Social Issues - General,
  • Juvenile Fiction / Social Situations / General,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12),
  • Fiction,
  • Children"s Books - Young Adult,
  • Adolescence,
  • Love

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7823333M
ISBN 100553264869
ISBN 109780553264869

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This is my least favorite Zindel book, primarily because the lead character, a girl wizard named Sibella Cametta, appears so hopeless. She's a mechanical genius who's more comfortable around tools than people and, based on an ad in a local paper, decides that a boy named Dan (an auto mechanic) is the man of her dreams and she goes to great lengths to get him/5(2).

This book is an embarrassment to women, especially teen girls. A smart, well-educated 15 year old girl, who has a whole life in front of her & a great savings account to help her future, basically gives it all up for a waste of space drunken 19 year old boy, who uses her in the end/5.

This is my least favorite Zindel book, primarily because the lead character, a girl wizard named Sibella Cametta, appears so hopeless.

She's a mechanical genius who's more comfortable around tools than people and, based on an ad in a local paper, decides that a boy named Dan (an auto mechanic) is the man of her dreams and she goes to great lengths to get him/5(2). Title: The Girl Who Wanted a Boy (A Book for new adults) Author(s): Paul Zindel ISBN: / (UK edition) Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books Availability: Amazon Amazon UK Author: Paul Zindel.

Get this from a library. The girl who wanted a boy. [Paul Zindel] -- A fifteen-year-old scientific whiz who feels like a clod around boys falls in love for the first time.

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(a girl called boy) was an outstanding book i really enjoyed reading it. i was blowned when i read it. boy (blanche overtha yancey) she was some kind of smart in several parts of the book.

i was really appauled when she fount out that she went back in time and she was her great~grandmother. i was shocked when i read that part.i was actually 5/5(4). The Boy Who Wanted a Family book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Explores the hopes, fears, and experiences of a young boy and /5(13). It’s told across two timelines: One a modern girl struggling with depression after the death of her younger brother, and the other of a girl during the worst days of the French Revolution, who spends her nights setting off fireworks and becomes known as The Green Man.

Not a light book, but still really lovely. Plus, more French Revolution, pls. A boy who is not a goody-goody, a prig, or a little pharisee, but just healthy, happy, and full of life; This boy is wanted everywhere.

The family wants him, the school wants him, the office wants him, the boys want him, the girls want him, all creation wants him.

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