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Smart cookie /

by Swartz, Elly D [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 296 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 1338143565; 9781338143560.Subject(s): Fathers and daughters -- Fiction | Widowers -- Fiction | Online dating -- FictionSummary: Frankie creates an online dating profile for her widower father, but discovers that finding the perfect candidate is tougher than she ever expected.
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From the author of Finding Perfect comes a funny, heartwarming story about the importance of family and the secrets we keep from those we love. <br> <br> Sometimes you need to keep a few secrets.<br> <br> Frankie knows she'll be in big trouble if Dad discovers she secretly posted a dating profile for him online. But she's determined to find him a wife, even if she ends up grounded for life. Frankie wants what she had before Mom died. A family of three. Two is a pair of socks or the wheels on a bicycle or a busy weekend at the B&B where Frankie and Dad live. Three is a family. And Frankie's is missing a piece.<br> <br> But Operation Mom is harder to pull off than Frankie expects. None of the Possibles are very momish, the B&B's guests keep canceling, Frankie's getting the silent treatment from her once best friend, and there's a maybe-ghost hanging around. Worst of all, Gram and Dad are definitely hiding secrets of their own.<br> <br> If a smart cookie like Frankie wants to save the B&B and find her missing piece, she's going to have to figure out what secrets are worth keeping and when it's time to let go.

Frankie creates an online dating profile for her widower father, but discovers that finding the perfect candidate is tougher than she ever expected.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">Elliot's already waiting for me on the neon-green carpet, his shaggy hair flopped in front of his dark chocolate eyes. "When did you get down here?" I ask, handing him the cookies. He looks at his wristwatch/stopwatch/compass. "Approximately eight minutes ago. So what's the Code Red-Hot Chili Peppers emergency?" "Sarah Rosen's dad is getting married." His expression remains unimpressed as he stuffs the entire cookie into his mouth at once. "That really seems more like a Code Sweet Green Kiwi," he says. "Well, it's not. Not even a Code Hot-and-Sour Pickle." I pull back my hair and hope all the rebel strands find their way into my ponytail holder. Elliot shakes his head. "I'm serious," I say. "Sarah Rosen's dad getting married means I'm the last remaining student in the entire Dennisville Middle School without a family for the Winter Family Festival Parade." "Well, um, I hate to state the obvious, but you have a family. Your B&B is even called the Greene Family B&B." I say nothing. Elliot continues. "I think your dad and gram would be surprised to learn after all these years that they're not your family. What will they call the B&B?" "You don't get it. Sarah and I were the only two who went from a family of three to a family of two. The only two who went from a mom and dad to no mom. The only two who made cards for our grandmothers and aunts on Mother's Day, the only two who learned how to put our hair into a non-lumpy ponytail by ourselves, the only two whose tights always ripped because we didn't know the nail-polish trick. Now, in just a few months, it'll just be me." Excerpted from Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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The Greene Family Bed-and-Breakfast gets lots of visitors, but Frankie never forgets that she's missing something: a mother. She sets up a profile for her widower dad on, but soon she's distracted with bigger problems, such as friendship dramas and dwindling revenue at the B&B. Even when Frankie doesn't display the best judgment, readers will appreciate her optimism, authentic emotions, and pure heart. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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