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Sophie the Awesome [Mass Market Paperback]

Lara Bergen , Laura Tallardy

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 99 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545146046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545146043
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.5 x 0.7 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,026,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Meet Sophie, a little girl with a big goal: to find the perfect title for herself. Look out --- here's Sophie the Awesome! Sophie Miller's life is boring. Average. Blah. She's not the oldest or the youngest, the tallest or the shortest. She's not even the only Sophie in her third-grade class! Sophie knows she's special. And she's come up with the perfect name to show it: Sophie the Awesome! But living up to her new name won't be easy --- especially if super-annoying Toby Myers has anything to say about it. Can Sophie prove her awesomeness . . . and prove everyone wrong?

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! 8 Jun 2010
By A. Nicholson - Published on
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In the words of my nine-year-old daughter Sophie:

"This book has the description in its title - Awesome! Sophie tries to be awesome, but, it's not easy. At the end of the book, she becomes Sophie the Hero. But, I don't want to spoil it by telling you how that happens. I want to read all of the books in this series. It took me about 2-3 hours to read this book. I am a fast reader. The book was very entertaining and I did not put it down until I finished. I know the story forward and backwards by now."
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect title with which to kick off this promising new series 11 Jun 2010
By KidsReads - Published on
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Sophie Hamm (yes, Hamm) Miller longs to be...something. After all, other kids, albeit fictional ones, get to be Leo the Lionhearted, Ramona the Brave, Nate the Great, Harriet the Spy, and so on. It's too bad she isn't even the only Sophie in Ms. Moffly's third-grade class, and has to settle for being Sophie M. instead. At home, she's the middle child of three, which means she can't be Sophie the First or Sophie the Last (not that she wants to be last anyway). She thinks she's too plain vanilla without something after her name that makes her less boring. After trying on and discarding several potential nicknames, she decides to be Sophie the Awesome! But what is she going to be awesome at?

Sophie tells her best friend Kate of her dilemma; although Kate (who is lucky enough to have the option of going by Kate the Great if she wants) can't quite identify with Sophie's problem, she is sympathetic and supportive. After all, Kate tells her, Sophie is awesome. Together, the girls try to come up with something that Sophie can be the best at. Sophie isn't the tallest, smartest or funniest kid in class; that would be Kate, with her penchant for coming up with knock-knock jokes for every occasion. Sophie isn't even the meanest; that would be Mindy, the class queen bee who, with her sidekick Lily, makes it a point to put Sophie down every chance she gets.

Perhaps Sophie can be the best at jumping down steps, leading the music class, or climbing the jungle gym at school. Or, better yet, she can wow the lunchroom kids by balancing four loaded lunch trays on her arms or stuffing her mouth full of french fries. But as each of these attempts ends disastrously (she doesn't have quite enough balance or musical ability, she learns), Sophie is forced to conclude that being awesome is harder than it looks. During recess, she finds something she can be really good at --- beating Mindy's jump rope record --- but that attempt too is foiled.

Just when Sophie thinks her day can't get any worse, she inadvertently blurts out her new nickname to her former best friend and now-enemy, Toby Myers. Will Toby use this nickname to make fun of her in front of the whole class? When Sophie has all but given up on ever being Sophie the Awesome, she finds herself in a situation where she acts in a brave and heroic fashion, without even trying to do so. And now she can be someone, too: Sophie the Hero.

Young readers will relate to Sophie's quest to be the best at something. Her many unsuccessful attempts at learning what makes her special among her peers are both touching and amusing. In the hands of Lara Bergen, the author of over 100 books for children and young adults, this simple story of a girl trying to find her place in her universe manages to be sweet without being cloying. Given that the entire plot unfolds over a single school day, there is not much in the way of narrative depth or suspense here, but that doesn't deter from the book's charm. SOPHIE THE AWESOME is the perfect title with which to kick off this promising new series.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 11 April 2012
By Laurie Gibson - Published on
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I was so excited to start this series with my 8 & 5 year old. Half way through the 3rd book we quit. Here's is the bottom line. At the beginning of every book she picks a name she wants to be called and then the rest is her Horrible, Bad behavior trying to get everyone to call her that name. IT NEVER ENDS. We love kids who get in trouble like Ramona Quimby, Ivy & Bean ect. But there doesn't seem to be any good lessons here she's not even a good best friend to Kate. The one name all 3 of us agree on is SOFIE THE ANNOYING!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars sophie the awesome is awesome! (for 8 year olds!) 13 July 2014
By Tracy - Published on
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from my 8 year old daughter: "i think sophie the awesome is awesome. better than the second, it is really good. sophie is a good main character. it's kind of like the ivy and bean books, because it has the same kind of humor. in this book, sophie tries to get a "the" name for herself, so she tries to be awesome, but she doesn't succeed. In the ned, she saves a kindergartener and decides to become a hero instead - that's book 2."

I asked her if boys would like it and she said it would depend on the boy. She said it would have to be a boy who doesn't mind that the main character is a girl.

from me: my kid devoured this book in a day. kept her out of trouble, harmless, funny, and well worth the purchase. i downloaded #2 and will buy #3 next.
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool 27 Feb 2014
By Mary - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Could use a little finishing touches to the end to perfect the book a bit but pretty good. Awesome !
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