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Starring Sammie: The Girls of Avenue Z    by Helena Pielichaty order for
Starring Sammie
by Helena Pielichaty
Order:  USA  Can
Aladdin, 2006 (2006)
* *   Reviewed by Lyn Seippel

Sammie doesn't mind school. In fact, the way things are going in her life she would rather be at school than at home. Her parents are split and her mum goes out every night looking for Mr. Right, leaving Sammie home with two older sisters who can be a complete pain in the you-know-where.

At school, Sammie sits at the yellow table with the other students who need the most help. The four get along well enough except that Aimee likes to push Sammie's buttons. She is the reason Sammie told a big lie about her charity collections for Children in Need. To make matters worse, the money she did collect was borrowed by her mum, who needed it to buy new boots to impress an actor look-a-like at Mingles, where she and her friend Bridget hang out.

Sammie's only comfort comes from the Avenue Z Club where things are not only normal, but fun. She goes there in the afternoons after school and helps her new friend Sam run the candy store. Only now she's worried that, because of her big lie, she might lose the right to go to the club.

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