Thursday 1 March 2012

Rule of Three - Megan McDonald - The Sisters Club Book 2

Rule of Three
The Sisters Club Book 2
Megan McDonald (Author)
Pamela A. Consolazio (Illustrator)

ISBN 9780763648305
eISBN 9780763651947

It's funny that the second book in what is currently a trilogy is called Rule of Three, but knowing Megan McDonald and the three Reel sisters from these books it is very fitting. These books are wonderfully written and a pleasure to read. We get dropped into the Reel family. They run the local theatre. Mrs. Reel has a TV show called "Fondue Sue" even though she can't cook. The school play this year is a musical, and Alex, the oldest and family actor, decides she is not going to go out for the play. Stevie the middle child has always avoided the stage, but she loves to sing and has a great voice. She decides secretly that since Alex is not going for the lead in the play, she finally will go out for a play. But soon a Reel family civil war has broken out as Alex changes her mind and Alex and Stevie are fighting head to head and on all fronts.

The writing in these books is wonderful. It's like being dropped into a family. A family, in part, you wish you could have. A family that has struggles, fights, conflicts but in the end they are family and end up working through the issues and come out stronger and more united. The writing is excellent, the illustrations awesome. The combination of prose, illustrated journal entries and short plays are wonderful. If you have not read any of these books give them a try.

Books by Megan McDonald:
Sisters Club:

Sisters Club 1
Sisters Club 2
Rule of Three
Sisters Club 3 Cloudy With a Chance of Boys

Books by Megan McDonald and Peter H Reynolds:
Judy Moody books:
1. Judy Moody
2. Judy Moody Gets Famous!
3. Judy Moody Saves the World!
4. Judy Moody Predicts the Future
5. Judy Moody, M.D. The Doctor Is In
6. Judy Moody Declares Independence
7. Judy Moody Around the World in 8½ Days
8. Judy Moody Goes to College
9. Judy Moody: Girl Detective
10. Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

10a. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (Movie Tie-In Edition)
11. Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Judy Moody Activity Books:
Judy Moody's Double Rare Way Not Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do
Judy Moody's Way Wacky Uber Awesome Book of MORE Fun Stuff to Do
Judy Moody's Mini-Mysteries and Other Sneaky Stuff for Super-Sleuths

Stink Moody Books:
1. Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
2. Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker
3. Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers
4. Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express
5. Stink: Solar System Superhero'
6. Stink and The Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown
7. Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk

Stink-O-Pedia Volume 1:
Super Stink-y Stuff from A to Z
Stink-O-Pedia Volume 2: More Stink-y Stuff from A to Z

Judy and Stink Books:
Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday
Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

Stink and Judy Moody a Visual Bibliography

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