Just Three

  • Pages:144
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:widower, twins, siblings, humor, motherless children
  • Available:08/27/2019
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:3.1
  • Lexile:HL450L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:U
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Before Rory and Jillian's mother died two years ago, she hired Rebecca to be the family housekeeper.

But Rebecca is a terrible cook and not so great at housework either. The weird lunches and laundry disasters drive the twins crazy. One day Jillian catches her father flirting with Rebecca and decides it's time to find him a girlfriend. Rory disagrees. But eventually he goes along with the idea, and they create a profile for their father on an online dating site. Dad is very reluctant, but Jillian gets him to agree to go on three dates before giving up. Each date turns out to be more disastrous than the last. Will Rory and Jillian manage to find their dad the perfect match? Or was the answer right in front of them the whole time?

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read!

“There are wonderful, hopeful moments throughout this story about three characters who feel genuine, and the overall feel of the book is one of warmth and humour. Highly Recommended.”

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“A funny, approachable book about trying to solve a problem of your own making, Just Three will make a fine addition to upper elementary classroom libraries and high/low collections.”
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“A very enjoyable read…Great read for teens who are struggling or reluctant readers or any teen who wants a quick read.”
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