In 1991, I wanted another baby," writes creator Lynn Johnston.
"Since it wasn''t possible to do in reality, I made one up! Baby
April appeared April 1st of that year and has added a great deal of
creative fun to the strip. . . ."
The Pattersons have never exactly been all "sweetness and light."
For Better or For Worse
fan can attest, this entertaining
family endures just as many of life''s downs as ups, but they
always seem to keep moving forward. Now, however, parents Elly and
John experience life in all directions as their youngest daughter,
April, becomes a teenager!
In true For Better or For Worse
style, the best-selling
strip examines all the good and bad of "teenagedom," while keeping
it in context of the rest of the family''s other joys and
challenges. Readers will smile knowingly as John and Elly try to
decipher teen-speak, deal with their own protective parental
tendencies, and struggle to give their maturing daughter the
independence she wants and needs. Then just when the wide, wide
world of 13-year-olds is at its most intense, everything from fired
coworkers to another new grandbaby vie for everyone''s
This collection of daily and Sunday strips demonstrates once again
that Johnston''s ability to intertwine the lives of all her
characters with the reader''s own is remarkable. She''s Turning
into One of Them!
will have them laughing, crying, and shaking
their heads in the best For Better or For Worse
Life? Bring it on!