Harlie is a hip, urban Chinese-American fifth grader in Room for One More by Devra Newberger Speregen. Room for One More is the second book in the series, Miss O and Friends. Harlie is one of five friends who attend the Sage School, a private school in Westchester, New York.
Harlie has black spiky, hair and loves to wear chunky, high laced boots. Her passions include comic books, gymnastics, playing her electric guitar and Rocky, her pet Maltese. And, most of all she enjoys hanging out with her friends Juliette, Isabella, Miss O and Justine.
Harlie and the four girls in the Miss O and friends series enjoy doing things important to tweens (ages 8 - 12). They attend school, send IM, drink mocha lattes, and survive family life. The series is fun and hip. Miss O and friends are so now.
In Room for One More, Harlie strives to place on the gymnastic team to compete in the nationals. A kindergartner comes into Harlie’s life who wants to be the fifth grader’s best friend. Harlie’s mother suddenly becomes forgetful. To say the least, she is perplexed about her mother. The kindergartner, the gymnastics, her mother keeps her busy while she tries to have a normal life with her friends. Is she a gymnast or juggler?
Room for One More is a refreshing read. The girls are real with individual identities and talents. Harlie and friends combine these gifts to make one cohesive group of friends who are there for one another.
Take a moment and join Harlie and friends in their daily adventures. Juliette, Isabella, Miss O, Harlie and Justine will soon become best friends with every tween reader.
Devra Newberger Speregen's Room for One More is available at Amazon. Get a copy and enjoy Miss O & Friends.