Better Than Blonde: Book Two Of The Series by Teresa TotenBetter Than Blonde: Book Two Of The Series by Teresa Toten

Better Than Blonde: Book Two Of The Series

byTeresa Toten

Paperback | April 3, 2007

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The enthralling sequel to Me and the Blondes, shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award

Life is almost ... well ... potentially perfect for Sophie Kandinsky. As it turns out, the Blondes were as dazzled by her as she was by them, and Sophie enters grade ten at Northern Heights smack in the centre of the power grid. There will be no more cascading lies and secrets from her, but the Blondes—now that’s another story. And her eccentric Aunties are still peppering Sophie with their eccentric advice on life, love, and how to land the elusive Luke Pearson. But in the end, the best and biggest news is also the worst. After seven years, Sophie’s beloved Papa is finally out of prison. Papa is home. Trouble is ... he’s supposed to be dead. No more lies? No more secrets?

"[Teresa Toten] writes with insight and compassion about the complex moral universe of adolescence."
Quill & Quire

"Toten captures perfectly the easy camaraderie of girls who trust each other enough to play Truth or Dare and challenge each other to develop into good people."
CM Magazine

TERESA TOTEN is an award-winning writer who was born in Zagreb, Croatia, but left for Canada on that same day. Although she’s lived in Toronto for most of her life, Teresa has also lived in Delhi (Ontario), Montreal, Ottawa, and New York. She developed her broad taste in reading as a result of her non-English-speaking mother’s habit of...
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Title:Better Than Blonde: Book Two Of The SeriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.23 × 5.25 × 0.58 inPublished:April 3, 2007Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143053140

ISBN - 13:9780143053149

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Sequel! I found "Better Than Blonde" almost three or four years after I read the first book in the series. I didn't even know it was a series. I don't think this series got much advertising which is a shame because it is well-written and insightful. Better Than Blonde is my favourite book in the series. It's got some of the greatest scenes In my opinion. Most of all, I love the growth of the friendship between Sophie and the blondes: Madison, Kit, and Sarah.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Decent Read I picked up Better Than Blonde by Teresa Toten thinking the back cover seemed interesting. I was right in thinking it was interesting. However, I didn’t enjoy the course of events in the novel. I did find that it showed a great relationship between a group of teenage girls and showed how strong those bonds can be. But, I found that the other people in the novel were not a great influence for the protagonist, a fourteen-year-old named Sophie. Sophie’s papa was in jail for something he didn’t do. They never really go into what happened for him to go into jail, which would have been nice to know, but that is beside the point. When he gets out, he and Sophie have a very strong bond but he forces her to keep secrets that no teenager should have to keep. In the end, these secrets begin to tear the family apart. Sophie was also greatly influenced by her aunts throughout the novel and they pushed her to do things she shouldn’t be doing at her age. For example, they promote drinking when they are with her and the four of them drink alcohol together. This is not a good influence for Sophie as it is illegal and she may follow the same path as her alcoholic father. Because of those influences and events, I didn’t enjoy the novel. I felt quite bad for Sophie since it seemed as if she was not happy with everything going on in her life and didn’t do anything to stop them from happening. I would not reread this book but I would recommend it if you liked reading about challenging life situations.
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the First! I really liked this book, it definitely was better than the first. It had more flow and more action. Shopie's dad is getting out of prison, Great right? Well not really, he is supposed to be dead. Sophie is having a great time with the blondes and they absolutely love her but only one knows her secret. Its a great book and I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2009-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Follow up! This book is a great follow up to the first book, 'Me and the Blondes.' Unlike a lot of books, this book isn't trying too hard to create some elaborate story line for the sake of making more money off of a sequel. If you liked me and the blondes, you should definately read this.
Date published: 2009-02-16