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09 January 2009


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I started this book on the bus this morning, and I missed my bus stop by almost a mile. So I'm with you on the gushing.


Ellen Emerson White rules. Looking forward to your thoughts on the rest of this awesome series. Oh, and you really need to read THE ROAD HOME. :)


I read this in 1984! When you mentioned it on your site a while back, I wondered if it was the same book. I wish I still had my copy. Does Meg befriend a Black girl in her new school? I think I remember that from The President's Daughter.


They're out of print and really hard to find, but the four Echo Company books about the Vietnam War she wrote under the pen name of Zack Emerson are amazing. The Road Home is a follow-up to those and one of my all-time favorite books.


It's official: everyone on the entire planet loves this book, except for me. I started reading it but got bored and quit somewhere around the pre-election family ski vacation . Maybe I'm doing it wrong.


Loved this book back when-- I remember asking my mom for a martini after reading it, as I was curious what it would taste like. I can't wait to read the new version.


Loved this book back when-- I remember asking my mom for a martini after reading it, as I was curious what it would taste like. I can't wait to read the new version.


Sorry about the double post! I don't know how that happened!


Read The Road Home, and then if you can get your hands on the Echo Company books, they're just gravy.

I haven't read the new editions of the Meg series, but I did read the fourth book when it came out a year or so ago. The main difference between the 80s and the 00s is not the Internet. It's the espresso.


I've never heard of this one before but I think I'm going to check it out on Amazon. It looks really good!

Liz B

Life without Friends by EEW is another must-read. If you want to be totally OCD about it, read both Friends for Life and Life Without Friends before reading Book 4 of the Meg Powers series. Characters from both appear in that book.

Also? I think there is a Santa Paws/Road Home/AllEmergenciesRingSuper link. Very obscure, with grown up Rebecca as someone's doctor?

Jackie Parker

I love these so much. I've got an ILL out on the Vietnam ones, and a purchase request out for the middle two in this series. I don't know why my library only bought the 1st & last...but waiting will increase (my already ridiculously high) love?


I have an old copy of her teen love story Romance Is A Wonderful Thing. I reread it whenever I need a fix of completely natural teen dialogue.

Melissa Walker

I absolutely loved LONG MAY SHE REIGN and I have to go back and read the rest of these--Meg is AWESOME, and the details are so vivid and real.

Jennifer K

I read the first one in the 80's. I didn't know there were more until last month. The first one just stayed in my head for some reason. I was so excited to find out there was more to read. I just raced through WHITE HOUSE AUTUMN and have the other two on order at the library. I am really looking forward to more of Meg. :)


i read part of the new version in a bookstore probably a year ago, and it just was stuck in my head since then. i finally went to the library to get the rest of them a few weeks ago and i officially love the entire series!

chaussure de basket

Live and let live.*

chaussure de basket

Live and let live.*

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