My Mother's Getting Married

Joan E. Drescher, Author Dial Books $10.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8037-0169-4
Everyone thinks it's wonderful that Katy's mother is marrying Ben. Katy thinks ""it stinks.'' Dinnertime with her mother has always been fun and relaxed; now they'll have to be more structured. Saturday nights were especially cozy, when her mother called her Katydid; now she probably won't even be there to say the special nickname. And how can she let Ben see her in her kitty pajamas? Katy's plots for revenge get put aside when she's remembered at the wedding scene. While some readers may be comforted by Mom calling her daughter Katydid at book's end, others will get greater solace from Katy's earlier nasty words to her mother right before the honeymoon: ``I hope you have a rotten time,'' which will reassure them that anger is normal. (48)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1986
Release date: 03/01/1986
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