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by Yvonne Collins

ePub The Black Sheep download
Author:
Yvonne Collins
ISBN13:
978-1423101567
ISBN:
1423101561
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Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion; 1st Edition edition (May 1, 2007)
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Subcategory:
Literature & Fiction
ePub file:
1882 kb
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1509 kb
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Rating:
4.2
Votes:
469

Yvonne Collins, Sandy Rideout. You’ll need to wear a bathing suit, Meadow whispers. She peers up at me, and the beam of her tiger head flashlight hits the ceiling.

Yvonne Collins, Sandy Rideout. I had to tell Meadow about my plans to sneak out early with Mitch. I was afraid she’d make such a commotion when she found me gone that the overnight crew stationed outside in the van would alert Judy. He said ‘seeing’ otters, not tracking them, I say. I don’t even own a bathing suit.

Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout.

The Black Sheep book. Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout, best known for their VIVIEN LEIGH REID series, takes us into the world of celebrities, the one where it's all reality and not just some script. Fed up with her parents and all their ridiculous rules (they keep. THE BLACK SHEEP is not only funny but also heartwarming. The characters are as charming as the ones you see on actual reality shows, and Kendra Bishop is that one person that everyone loves, roots for, and hopes to see succeed.

Reality has never been so complicated Fed up with her parents and all their ridiculous rules, fifteen-year-old Kendra Bishop writes to The Black Sheep, a reality TV show that offers the chance to swap families with another teen. But when the camera crew, led by brash TV producer Judy Greenberg, shows up at her Manhattan apartment, Kendra starts to have second thoughts. Kendra is whisked away to Monterey, California, to live with the Mulligan family in a household that couldn't be more different from her own -complete with hippie parents, five.

Longtime friends Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout met as teens. Together they have also written Totally Me: The Teenage Girl's Survival Guide, as well as two popular YA novels, Introducing Vivien Leigh Reid: Diva in Training and Now Starring Vivien Leigh Reid: Diva in Training. Both authors live in Toronto, Canada.

Published by Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group

Published by Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, an imprint of Disney Book. Published by Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher. For information address Hyperion Books for Children, 114 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10011-5690.

The Black Sheep was so much fun! I think I'm going to be a fan of these behind the scene type stories. I just really adored The Black Sheep. I'm sure we all know that reality TV isn't totally real, and Kendra's story is no different. It is one of those "the grass isn't always greener" and all that jazz stories, since Kendra comes to realize that all families have their problems, and it's just a matter of communicating.

The Black Sheep - Yvonne Collins. Judy backpedals quickly. Think of The Black Sheep as a student exchange program. It’s a developmental opportunity for Kendra and for poor Maya, who longs for all you have to offer here. She points at the wall.

She writes to The Black Sheep, a reality show that offers the chance to swap families with another frustrated teen, one time when she is angry with her . Judy Greenberg-one of the producers of the reality show The Black Sheep. She goes along with Kendra.

She writes to The Black Sheep, a reality show that offers the chance to swap families with another frustrated teen, one time when she is angry with her parents because of her lack of freedom. When the camera crew arrives at her home in NY, she starts to have second thoughts about the whole swapping lives thing but goes anyway because Judy, the producer, pretty much forces her to. While she is at the Mulligans’, she makes up a new set of rules to live by and defines 'Black Sheepism'. She is short, pretty, wears glasses, and has dark shiny hair.

Fed up with her parents and all their ridiculous rules (they keep a binder full of them), fifteen-year-old Kendra Bishop writes away to The Black Sheep, a reality TV show that offers the chance to swap families with another teen. But when the camera crew shows up at her Manhattan apartment, Kendra starts to have second thoughts. Too late. Kendra’s whisked away to Monterey, California, to live with the Mulligans.The carefree household that couldn’t be more different that her own--complete with hippy parents, their five kids, and a pet ferret. And falling for Mitch, theMulligan's seventeen-year-old son, only complicates things further, especially sinceMitch despises the TV show and everything it stands for. But given the chance, Kendra might just be able tojuggle first love, her new stardom, and a pushy TV producer who will stop at nothing for higher ratings. In this hilarious and touching YA novel, Kendra learns to live under a new roof, but finds truerefuge in the unlikeliest of places—her own family.
  • The Black Sheep was completely unexpected, but I absolutely adored it! In a fit of anger, Kendra writes a lengthy letter to an upcoming TV show ranting about her parents' detailed plans for her life. Every second of her day is scheduled with some class or lesson to groom her into a banker like them, leaving no room for Kendra to explore her own interests. The worst part? They're not even around to see their plans put to work! When they're not working, they're running marathons all over the continent! Well, Kendra has been selected to switch lives with a teen from a hippie family, and soon she's the center of a huge controversy (or two!).

    The Black Sheep was so much fun! I think I'm going to be a fan of these behind the scene type stories. I'm sure we all know that reality TV isn't totally real, and Kendra's story is no different. The producer twists just about everything Kendra says to get more ratings! Kendra wasn't exactly the most interesting person to begin with thanks to her parents' micromanagement, but Judy manages to cause quite the ruckus when Kendra gets involved in her host family's cause to save the Southern Sea Otter!

    I do have the say that the plot of The Black Sheep did feel preachy in places. Kendra gets deeply involved in saving otters, especially when an exclusive golf course decides to move one of their holes right next to a cove where the little critters live. Luckily, I'm all about environmentalism and saving animals, so I loved it! However, I can see some readers feeling like they're being beaten over the head with the message to protect our oceans. It's a very large part of Kendra finding where her interests lie, and it's the catalyst for the romance.

    I just really adored The Black Sheep. I loved the reality TV angle, and the messages on environmentalism. It is one of those "the grass isn't always greener" and all that jazz stories, since Kendra comes to realize that all families have their problems, and it's just a matter of communicating. The ending was quite cheesy and unbelievable, but it made me happy, so I don't care! I just had a blast reading this one and it left me with a big, goofy grin.

  • Really?? People have given this book five stars? No offense, but why? That this book was even published is amazing to me, let alone published by mega-giant, Hyperion. They should be ashamed of themselves. Truly. This is the second Hyperion book I've read this month that isn't worth the paper it's printed on (Generation Dead was the first) or the time I put into reading it.

    First let me say that the characters are one dimensional. That's right, I said one dimensional. They strive to be two dimensional but are as flat as the page they're written on. All of them are vapid, self-obsessed or snarky... or a combination thereof. None, NOT A SINGLE ONE has any redeeming qualities and I couldn't give a rat's butt about what happened to any of them. Sorry, but the most interesting character was the ferret and I loathe ferrets.

    And if the character deficiencies aren't bad enough, the writing is beyond horrid. Choppy transitions, poor grammar, atrocious sentence structure - you name it, this book has it all. And to top it all off, the story itself is totally predictable and beyond contrived.

    I'm done ranting. I don't wish to give this tripe one more second of my time. And yes, I'm mad. Mad because I have lost six hours of my life which I will never get back. Mad because mediocre writing seems to be a trend. Mad because the editors are either asleep at the wheel or simply don't care. Mad because publishing companies are cramming this drivel down our throats. And mad because we're complacent enough to open our mouths and swallow.

  • Kendra has had it! Her parents have only ever cared about themselves and training her mind. She has never been able to just do fun things that other kids get to do like swimming lessons and parties. She had music lessons and math camp and going to various art museums with her mother (otherwise known as Torture Day). She is just so picked on!!. Then the straw that broke the camel's back, they fired her nanny, Rosa, the only person that truly knew Kendra and let her be a child. So in her fit of anger she wrote a letter to Black Sheep the TV show and begged to be put on the show.

    Fame is not all it seems when she opens the door to a "too happy" producer and two cameramen. She is whisked off to California to live with an actual family. She is going to have siblings and do all the fun things there are for kids. Her new family, the Mulligan's, couldn't be more different. First she has to share a room with a 10 year old, meals are eaten together with Everyone, and they have a ferret that likes to steal her stuff. The whole family is involved in the sea otter rescue at the local aquarium and Kendra is expected to participate. Things can only get better when Kendra finds a cause and a guy worth fighting for.....

    This was a cute YA romance. Of course everything can and will go wrong and I always enjoy the end of the story when everything is made right and every ones feelings are taken care of. This story didn't disappoint. Girl likes boy, girl does stupid things hoping boy will like girl, girls misreads boy, everything blows up and hopefully girls can make it better (only in this story the everything blows up is taken on a public, national level).

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