Review: Ramona Quimby, Age 8/ Ramona Forever/ Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary

Ramona Quimby, Age 8
by Beverly Cleary
Rating: *****
Read 8/5/2013

I love Ramona. The end.

Ramona Forever
by Beverly Cleary
Rating: *****
Read 8/7/2013

There’s just not a lot new to say when one goes straight through all the Ramona books. Except they are brilliant. And wonderful.

Ramona’s World
by Beverly Cleary
Rating: ****
Read 8/11/2013

Not quite so splendid as the first seven Ramona books, but still head and shoulders above so many books for this age group. I’m not sure when Mrs. Quimby started reading socially, but it was only a little jarring to see her personality change a bit. The way the relationship between Beezus and Ramona evolves feels very organic over the scope of the whole series. In this book they get along maybe a little too well.

Glad I revisited these on audio. Well worth a listen.

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