Eleven year old Mary Ella, ashamed that her older brother Morton is a slow learner and longing for a friend of her own, is astonished when the flamboyant new girl on the block picks Morton for a friend.
M E and Morton Eleven year old Mary Ella ashamed that her older brother Morton is a slow learner and longing for a friend of her own is astonished when the flamboyant new girl on the block picks Morton for a frien
M.E. doesn't quite fit in with the neighborhood kids. For one thing, she goes to a private school and for another thing, she's very bright. And then there's her brother - Morton - the one all the kids make fun of even M.E. After all, she's the one that thought of Morton without the t. But M.E. hovers between being embarrassed because her brother has been held back twice and feeling guilty because her parents blame everything on Morton. When Polly moves in, she feels like she has a chance to mak [...]
I went through this book and didn't really like the main character all that well. I actually thought she was crazy. The way that the book went back and forth with the events, past and present, was kind of strange too. The way that the book ended though was pretty awesome. I just wish that the rest of the book was written the same way that the beginning was. Totally not the kids book that it's marketed out to be.
I didn't like it that much.
True, awkward tween life.
Mary Ella is ashamed of her older brother, a slow learner, until Polly moves into their nieghborhood and becomes good friends with both of them. Grades 4+.
it took me so long to read because it was so boring.