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The Pistachio Prescription
The Pistachio Prescription
Author: Paula Danziger
Cassie's not really sure how it started, but eating pistachio nuts always makes her feel better. Whenever her parents have a shouting match, the pressure of running for freshperson class president gets overwhelming, or her beautiful (and short) sister calls her a giraffe, grabbing a handful of red nuts somehow helps. Cassie has medicine for her ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780698116900
ISBN-10: 0698116909
Publication Date: 1/25/1999
Pages: 154
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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The Pistachio Prescription is a brilliant story about a young girl's acceptance of herself despite a quarrelling family, a typical appearance and a plethora of worries. By the end of the book she loves herself almost as much as readers do. Danziger's writing is incredible, stitched with familiar details that endear readers to Cassie and her situation. Though it is realistic fiction, Danziger successfully surprises the reader at the end. Characters are vivid, and the trend for political correctness is accurately captured. Though we are no longer stuck in a pc vernacular, this book plays out the terminology perfectly in the context of an 80's not far from memory. Modern teens will identify with Cassie despite their efforts to grasp a cultural disparity from their parents generation, as represented in this book.
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