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by Judith Clarke

eBook One Whole and Perfect Day epub
  • ISBN: 1932425950
  • Author: Judith Clarke
  • Genre: Teens
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Press; Reprint edition (March 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 250 pages
  • ePUB size: 1963 kb
  • FB2 size 1246 kb
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Clarke, Judith, 1943–. Though parties reminded her. Those perfect parties other families seemed to have. Lily paused on the footpath to let a homecoming car ease into its driveway through gateposts where a clutch of bright balloons fluttered.

Clarke, Judith, 1943–. Their round bright perfection made the breath catch in her throat.

Judith Clarke subtly deals with issues that face people at different stages of their lives, the common theme of the .

Men and women were equals, weren’t they? So why not? Those days were gone when a girl had to hang about waiting to be asked – it said so in Bestie, it said so in all the magazines s gone? Really? Because asking . .

Men and women were equals, weren’t they? So why not? Those days were gone when a girl had to hang about waiting to be asked – it said so in Bestie, it said so in all the magazines s gone? Really? Because asking a boy out at Flinders Secondary could actually be quite difficult. It was hard to get a boy alone, for a start. Boys were mostly with other boys, and who’d want to invite someone you fancied with a whole bunch of his friends looking on? Hooting and whistling perhaps, so the boy you fancied might say no! even if he really wanted to say yes.

One Whole and Perfect Day by. Judith Clarke.

In this Michael L. Printz Honor Book, Lily wishes she could be like the other girls in her class. As the party approaches, all Lily can hope for is one whole and perfect day. Is it too much to ask? Read on the Scribd mobile app. But how can she? As the only sensible person in her family, she never has time to hang out with friends. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Boyds Mills PressReleased: Sep 1, 2016ISBN: 9781629795935Format: book.

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Judith Clarke was born in Sydney and educated at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University in Canberra. She has worked as a teacher and librarian, and in Adult Education in Victoria and New South Wales. She now lives in Melbourne

Judith Clarke was born in Sydney and educated at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University in Canberra. She now lives in Melbourne. A major force in YA fiction both in Australia and internationally, Judith Clarke's novels include the multi-award-winning Wolf on the Fold, as well as Friend of my Heart, Night Train, Starry Nights, and the very popular and funny Al Capsella series

In this Michael L. Printz Honor Book, Lily wishes she could be like the other girls in her class. But how can she? As the only sensible person in her family, she never has time to hang out with friends. Someone has to stay home to look after her brother. Maybe she should fall in love! What could be less sensible that that? When her grandmother invites the whole family to a party, Lily cannot imagine how they will make it through the day. Her mother is always bringing home strange people. Lily doesn't even know her father . Her grandfather has disowned her brother. Her brother has a new girlfriend that no one has met. To top it all off, that day when her eye caught Daniel Steadman's just for a moment, she felt all woozy inside. If that was love, she isn't sure she likes the feeling. As the party approaches, all Lily can hope for is one whole and perfect day. Is it too much to ask?
Comments: (5)
Kulafyn
One Whole and Perfect Day
Judith Clarke

I was expecting one of those typical `chick lit' books when I began reading this story, but was soon pleasantly surprised. `One Whole and Perfect day' is a rather charming tale of a young girl named Lily who finds a way to unite her dysfunctional family for one day. This is a story that looks into the heart of what makes a group of people as unique as any individual.

Lily sees herself as someone who conforms and her family as `freakish' in that they don't conform to any of her own notions of normalcy. Whether she likes it or not, it takes a love affair of the heart to turn Lily around and confront her own insecurities, as she delves headfirst into the heady depths of her first love. What underlies the whole story is an interwoven and heart-felt narrative about the complexities of father and daughter relationships and family complexities.

Different characters enter the story with equal strength and presence - all casting their own unique light upon her extended family. Judith Clarke subtly deals with issues that face people at different stages of their lives, the common theme of the story seems to be that the main characters all seem to be searching for something just beyond reach.

Is Lily looking for love in Daniel, the "most handsome guy in year 11," or is she really looking for someone to replace her absent father? Lily's `Pop' battles with a failing memory as he desperately tries to cling to remnants of his past and ultimately, himself and his family. Lily's mother, Marigold, is plagued by self-doubt and comforts herself with memories of her past and a time when her family were together, sometimes bringing more than just her work home with her. Lonnie, Lily's brother who lives in a boarding house while attending university, floats in the background keeping all the other characters guessing.

These are just a few of the characters that populate Lily's world and for one `whole and perfect day' they are re-united for a family birthday party, in all their quirky but rather ordinary glory and Lily realizes that what she's got, and what she hasn't, might not be so bad after all.
Whitebinder
I recently checked out this audio book from the library. The bright cover and alluring title caught me. However; after listening to the story I was slightly disappointed. The storyline is dry and ends in a fairy tale sort of way. Everything seemed to easy, too fixed. I liked some of the characters and some parts of the book made me emotional slightly. However; it was stale, everything is flat. I would not ever read this book again, and would only recommend it unless you have a plane flight, because once you put it down you may never pick it up again.

I also would recommend it only to older teens and then it may not hold their attention. However; they may be able to relate to the love interest in the story.
Eayaroler
As another reviewer has noted, the ending of this book is not "realistic"...but that's perhaps one goal of the novel: Lily wants one whole and perfect day and she finally gets it in the end after a whole truckload of family dysfunction--a father who abandoned her even before she was born, an artsy-fartsy brother who can't stick to anything, a soft-hearted mother who relies on Lily to be the sensible one while she, a psychologist, rescues "lame-duck" elderly people whose families want a break from them, an apparently racist red-necked grandfather, and a grandmother with an imaginary friend! This is a delightful novel full of quirky characters and fine writing. All of the members of this extended family surprise each other in some way and have hidden aspects which briefly sparkle and shine forth. One does have to suspend one's disbelief to enjoy the novel perhaps, but if one does, the rewards are considerable. I think the book might be more appealing to older young adult females and women in general as it's character rather than plot-driven. This is one of the best written pieces of fiction I've read in some time. Reading it made me consider if I've ever had a whole and perfect day and what such a day would consist of for me.
Kiaile
This was definitely an enjoyable read. It doesn't have an intense plot, or any gasp-worthy twists and turns. The title is perfect, because that's what the main extent of the plot is- family and friends trying struggling to be whole, and one girl who pushes for it so she can have her "perfect day."

What I really liked about it was the changing characters. Though it's written in 3rd person, each character has a story and purpose (except for one character- Jessaline. I didn't really understand how she fit) so there isn't really one main character. I also liked the age variations. With most young adult books, you only get a glimpse into the head of the teenage narrator, but these characters spanned from early teens to early eighties.

Everybody connects in a way. When I got into it, I was incredibly confused at why so many characters were being written such large parts, but it all fits. Everybody fits together, hence why the word whole is so perfect for the title. (Almost funny? Probably not. I'm lame, I know) Everybody's issues, which every character has some, intertwine so wonderfully that I appreciated their flaws so much more at the end.

I finished it fairly quickly considering it's not very long. It's not the kind of book that you'll get swept away in, but it's something that definitely will lift your spirits. I laughed a lot, and probably smiled throughout the entire thing. I recommend picking it up, and saving it for a rainy day when you're not feeling so awesome- it'll make you feel a lot better, I promise!
Lesesshe
One Whole and Perfect Day is a pleasant story about a wish that Lily has that her dysfunctional family have "one whole and perfect day." Her grandmother is planning a party hoping to reconcile her grandmother and her brother. Her brother has a new Chinese girlfriend that no one has met. Her mother has promised not to bring home any more elderly people for the weekend, yet is tempted to break her promise. This story's main flaw is the happy ending that is too perfect and too coincidental to be real.
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