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Aunt Beatrice is getting married to Howie's rich uncle! Amid the chaos, Ramona must say good-bye to an old family member, and hello to a new one....

Title : Ramona Forever
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ISBN : 9780808552734
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Number of Pages : 191 Pages
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Ramona Forever Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-05-12 06:17

    Ramona Forever (Ramona Quimby #7), Beverly Clearyعنوان: رامونا همیشه راموناست؛ نویسنده: بورلی کلی یر؛ مترجم: مریم قطعی؛ مشخصات نشر: انتشارات نوید شیراز، 1379؛ عنوان: رامونا همیشه راموناست؛ نویسنده: بورلی کلی یر؛ مترجم: پروین علیپور؛ مشخصات نشر: افق، فندق، 1385؛ در 168 ص ؛ چاپ دوم 1386؛ چاپ چهارم 1388؛ چاپ ششم 1389؛ چاپ هشتم: 1392؛ شابک: 9789643693015؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - قرن 20 م

  • Colin
    2019-05-16 08:11

    I remember being totally disappointed that the new baby was named Roberta. I still kinda am; Mr. Quimby's suggestion of Quentin Quincy Quimby was better. These books have made me laugh so much on the adult re-read. They are clever.

  • Heidi
    2019-04-24 10:14

    Though I know there's a book that comes after this one, this one seemed to be more of a Ramona reunion type of thing--what are the Quimbys up to now, years later, kind of thing. Of course that doesn't make complete sense since it follows directly chronologically to the previous books in the series, but since it was written years after the original series, in that sense it does. But the factors that contribute to that feeling are the more significant--that there's a lot more attention on Aunt Beatrice getting married than on the antics of Ramona. Ramona's growing up, so she's not as cute and funny any more, seems to be the feeling, so the attention drifts to other things--mother having a baby and her perceptions of her to-be uncle. I had some other wonders about the treatment of a mother having a baby and her not telling the children. I'm sure every family is different, but it really didn't make much sense that the parents should keep it a secret from the children for so long and yet tell them to be careful around her. Having been a child at the time this was written, and having a mother who was pregnant, I know that wasn't the sentiment of the 80s when mothers were pregnant. But that might be just my family. Otherwise, the story is pretty engaging, and there are funny things throughout that might keep a child's attention. But generally it seemed the value was more nostalgic for the Quimbys than anything.

  • Nina
    2019-05-01 04:12

    I've blown through the Henry Huggins and now the Ramona books with my third grade boy. The seventh book in the Ramona series had Ramona growing into a mature third grader. Gone is the annoying Ramona from the Henry Huggins books and the earlier Ramona books and I did miss her. She has grown more self-reflective and self-controlled and has become quite a good kid. The earlier books had reminded me of my youngest child, who fits the bill of the annoying younger sister. My son and I have taken to calling her Ramona. However, with this book in the series Ramona has matured, that she was more like my third-grade son, who has turned from an annoying boy into a pretty good kid too. I like third grade! This book wasn't as funny as the earlier books that had me cracking up in hysterical laughter, but I did like it just the same.

  • Arielle Walker
    2019-05-19 10:03

    Came across my 2003 school reading log, so figured I should enter these books in too. In the words of my ten-year-old self, this book was: "Really good, pretty easy"

  • Bridget R. Wilson
    2019-04-28 10:04

    School takes a backseat to more interesting events in this installment of the Ramona series. Howie's Uncle Hobart returns to wreak havoc on Klickitat Street. He teases Ramona and generally makes a nuisance of himself. Mrs. Quimby is pregnant. Mr. Quimby has finished college but can't find a teaching position. Aunt Bea, wonderful Aunt Bea, is dating and GASP has agreed to marry Uncle Hobart. Can Ramona survive two new additions to the family?What I thought: This book was a gem. Ramona deals well with all the changes in her life. There was a time when she wouldn't, but I'm proud top say that one of my favorite characters is growing up. This book has a lot of milestones in it. I can barely believe they would all fit in one book. A new baby, a wedding, staying home alone, and the death of a beloved family pet. In the midst of it all, Ramona remains the same--funny and endearing!Favorite Quotes:"sounds like a fairy tale and has camels" (3)."Ramona had never seen such beautiful towels--big, thick, fluffy, and in soft, pretty colors. She stroked them, laid her cheek against them, traced her finder along the designs. They were truly towels to marry for" (128)."She was winning at growing up" (182).Activities from Ramona Forever:Bicycle/unicycle ridingSomething to do with Arabian Nights which is referenced a lotMusic makingWeddings (planning them, pretending to have one, etc.)Names (Naming the newest Quimby...My Great Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston is a picture book about the importance of names.)

  • ABC
    2019-05-01 08:14

    This book seemed to get a little bogged down. I want more of the wacky Ramona who throws her own birthday party and bakes her doll in the oven. Ramona is getting more and more like Beezus.I do like seeing how Ramona's life progresses as she gets older. She is such a lovable, relatable character. One gets the feeling that Cleary meant this to be the last in the series. I can't help but wonder where Henry Huggins is, though. It would have been great to include him. I am sure he turned out quite fine.

  • Matthew Hunter
    2019-04-26 09:58

    I'd say Ramona Quimby has become the favorite fictional character of our 5-year-old daughter. And why shouldn't she love the book series? Cleary's subtle use of humor is nothing short of brilliant. Her treatment of the inner lives of young people? Brilliant, too. You can tell a great writer by how well their books age. There's nothing dated about even the oldest installment of RQ. Ramona Forever simply adds another excellent chapter to the Quimbian corpus.

  • Maryam Shahriari
    2019-05-13 07:05

    سری 8 جلدی کتاب‌های رامونا رو به پیشنهاد و برای همراهی و تشویق خواهرزاده‌ی 10 ساله‌ام که تازه شروع به مطالعه کرده است خوندم. خیلی خیلی از خوندنشون لذت بردم. کتاب‌ها با اینکه در غالب داستان برای بچه‌ها نوشته شده بود ولی در اصل روانشناسی کودک بود. بعد از خوندن این سری کتاب‌ها دیدم نسبت به دنیای بچه‌ها و کارهایی که می‌کنند عوض شد. فکر می‌کنم از بعد از اون روابطم هم با بچه‌ها بهتر شده. از سری کتاب‌هایی هستند که حتما باز هم می‌خونمشون.

  • Camryn Clement
    2019-04-20 05:55

    I really liked this book, because it is funny, and reminds me of my little brother. I think this book would be best to read to someone little.One thing that I really like about Beverly Cleary is that she makes you feel Ramona's emotions. In one of her other books, I actually feel how jealous Ramona is, and how unfair it is that she is being blamed for something someone else did.

  • Zoe
    2019-04-22 04:13

    This might have been the last Ramona book, and it lacked the cocky spirit of the earlier Ramona books. In this book, the two big events are Ramona's mother being pregnant with a new baby, and Ramona's aunt getting married to a petroleum engineer. I hoped for something a little less conventional in 1978.

  • Brenda
    2019-05-05 04:05

    Whenever I see a three way mirror I still look for the million Brendas that go on forever. I loved this book and I loved reading it to Autumn. Another classic that has held up the test of time and shows that some childhood worries span generations.

  • Erin
    2019-05-11 08:14

    Love Stockard Channing's reading of all the Ramona books. We listen to them while traveling. Enjoyed by our whole family.

  • Avery Robot Soda
    2019-05-13 08:08

    "I really just thought it was a good book"

  • Hannah
    2019-04-23 10:09

    Having read many of Beverly Cleary's books and having high expectations, this book did not disappoint. In the beginning of the book, Ramona is very excited because Howie's rich uncle is coming to town from Saudi Arabia; however, once he finally comes, Ramona realizes she doesn't like him and that Mrs. Kemp (Howie's grandmother) doesn't really like her. This leads to Ramona staying home with her sister alone in the afternoons instead. Both Ramona and Beezus struggle to get along but push through because they don't want to go back to Mrs. Kemp's house. Through the death of their cat and the curiosity stemming from their mother and father's strange actions the girl's friendship grows closer than ever. Ramona and Beezus discover that their mother is pregnant, which sparks feelings in Ramona that she doesn't know how to handle; Beezus however, is thrilled. Another huge shock comes for the girls when their Aunt Bea tells them that she is getting married to Howie's rich uncle and moving away to Alaska. The book journeys through these big changes with Ramona as she realizes that life will be different but that different can be a good thing. In the classroom, I might read this book aloud to my students in our free time. I feel that a lot of third grade students would relate to Ramona, especially in this book when she is struggling to figure out who she is and how the big changes in her life are going to affect her. Students with younger siblings or a younger sibling on the way would especially relate to her feelings about having a new baby in the house. Also, students with older siblings would understand the struggles between her and Beezus. Overall, this book could help students gain a love of reading and could encourage them to read more of the Ramona book series. As a more technical teaching tool, this book could be used to teach students about character traits and teaching them to recount events in a story- both of which are 3rd grade common core standards.

  • Lisa Carroll
    2019-04-29 03:55

    I believe that I was about seven years old when the Ramona books started coming out. I was always very excited to pick up the book and I would become entirely engrossed in what was happening in young Ramona's life. I adored her family and always wished that I had a "Beezus" for an older sister. This was one of my favorite in the series and I had a great time rereading it. I could always relate to how Ramona would often find herself in trouble, some of which was her fault, and some of which was not her fault. I enjoyed her relationships with all the members of her family. I loved how she dealt with her friend's uncle from Saudi Arabia and how her aunt and her friends uncle end up together. Children, especially young girls, can relate to all of Ramona's feelings. This is a great series, because young girls can "grow up" with Ramona and continue to relate to her life. It is important for parents and educators to be able to relate to their children and students. Although these books are fiction, they are timeless examples of how children deal with emotions and issues that come along. In this book, Ramona had to deal with a cat dying, a father who has a hard time finding a job, an aunt marrying a man she doesn't necessarily like and a baby on the way for her mom. This work of fiction is best geared towards an older child of eight and up.

  • Nadine Keels
    2019-04-24 06:04

    Changes are afoot in Ramona Quimby's neck of the woods. Her father is on a new job search, and a momentous turning point is coming for Ramona and her older sister, Beezus. Plus, there are surprises in store around the Quimby house: one big surprise, and one "little" surprise that's just as big! Through her adventures of growing up, Ramona is still Ramona in Ramona Forever by author Beverly Cleary.Well! This book was originally a smashing end to the Ramona series, back in 1984, before the 1999 addition of one more Ramona book. Even with Forever no longer being the last, it's a smashing continuation and still one of my favorites.It's got its laugh-out-loud moments and its heart-tugging moments when things get real. And, honestly, why do grownups treat children in some of the silly ways they do? (Yikes. I'm a grownup now. Do I do any of that silly stuff?) I understand Ramona's disinclination to giving people the silent treatment: "Ramona often yelled at people, but never refused to speak. Nothing could happen if you didn't speak, and she liked things to happen." And I've always been proud of the way Ramona saves the day in this story—oh, yes, she does!Never a dull moment in this book full of changes in Ramona's life, and I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series, which will be all-new to me.

  • Amy
    2019-05-16 11:14

    I only read 2 Ramona books when I was a child, and this was one of them. I'm pretty sure I bought it through Weekly Reader or Scholastic. Sadly, the only series books we had in our school library were Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Bobbsey Twins. I would have eaten this series up as much as my daughter is. I'm glad this was one of the 2 books I read because it's one of the better ones. Howie's Uncle Hobart comes to town, bringing an accordion and unicycle as gifts. He also sweeps someone off their feet resulting in a wedding which he manages to single-handedly plan in a day or 2. This book has the right balance of fun and real life to make it one of the better of the books in the series.Strangely, one of the few things I remembered from reading this as a child was the phrase "zwieback crumbs". With the help of Google, I at long last know what they are.Hearing that we only have 1 book left to go in the series, my daughter declared that, when she grows up, she's going to write the next book in the series. I told her that she can write it now and send it to the author for her 100th birthday.

  • Stacy Wines
    2019-05-14 04:57

    Having only read one other Ramona book, this one did not disappoint. Even as an adult, right from the beginning I was able to relate to Ramona. Ramona deals with a variety of feelings. Her friend Howie's Uncle Hobart picks on her. She and her sister deal with the death of a pet. She worries about her mom who is pregnant. She is concerned about her father finding a teaching job. When he finally receives an offer, it is out of town so she worries about having to move. She is alarmed when her aunt brings Uncle Hobart to dinner and announces they are marrying. When her mom gives birth to her baby sister, Ramona has to deal with disappointment and frustration since she is too young to go to the maternity ward. Even with all the disappointment, Ramona keeps her sense of humor.Cleary, through the voice of Ramona, addresses how difficult it is to be a kid. She helped me remember adult problems often trickle down to children who worry as well. I would recommend this book and look forward to reading the entire Ramona series with my granddaughters.

  • george
    2019-05-06 04:57

    Ramona's practically grown up and in the third grade. Howie's rich uncle is coming home from Saudi Arabia and Ramona is dying to find out what he's like. Things at the Kemps after school are as bad as ever, and Willa Jean is as annoying as ever. Somehow Ramona and Beezus manage to convince their parents that they can stay home together after school! No more Kemps! And then there's that one other little thing--Ramona's mother ir pregnanat! Ramona's not going to be the baby anymore--how will she ever handle being the middle child? And finally, who on earth is sweet Aunt Bea marrying? It can't be that horrible man...This is the last Ramona book that I remember reading. I don't think that I ever read the last one, Ramona's World. This one is good, with lots of things going on; but unfortunately Ramona is growing up and her lovable goofs are fewer. But at least Ramona gets to be a bridesmaid! And a big sister!

  • Lori
    2019-04-21 10:12

    Since I was such a huge fan of the Ramona series as a child, I was surprised to find out recently that there are two Ramona books that I had never read. I just missed this one as by the time it came out, I had already moved on to Young Adult fiction. While I am happy to see that Ramona has matured and become a really "good kid", I have to say that a part of me missed her antics from earlier years. Another big difference in this book is that the focus is less on Ramona's school life and more on her home life. There are some humorous moments in this tale, and some touching ones, as well. SPOILER ALERT***** Beezus and Ramona develop more of a bond as they deal with the arrival of a new sibling, the death of the famiy pet (poor Picky-picky!), and being bridesmaids in their aunt's wedding. Definitely a "must-read" for fans of Cleary and the Ramona series.

  • Sadaf biglari
    2019-05-20 05:59

    اولین کتاب از سِری رامونا که خوندم این بود. البته کتاب هایی که من دارم، همه نشر نیلوفر بود و طراحی جلد و ترجمه اش متفاوت بود. و عنوان ش همیشه ی رامونا بود. یادم ه مامانم وقتی سوم دبستان بودم برام خریده بود و از خوندش خیلی هیجان زده شده بودم. و بعدش یکی دیگه از این سری رو برام خرید و روز تولدم نوبت عصر بودم از مدرسه اومدم مهمون داشتیم رفتم تو اتاق یاسی و اذیتش می کردم که همون وسط اتاق ش رو زمین خوابم برد. وقتی بیدار شدم کل سری رامونا بالای سرم می درخشیدن. از شدت خوشحالی بغل شون کرده بودم و تو خونه می دویدم. :دی از آرزو های بچگی م هم این بود که، قیافه ی نویسنده اش رو ببینم چه شکلی ه. که خب خدا رو شکر چند سال بعدش به مدد اینترنت دایل آپ و گوگل سرچ کردم و دیدم ش. :))الان کامل از ماجراهای رامونا چیزی یادم نمیاد، اما فکر می کنم تو اون دوران بهترین تجربه ی کتاب خوونی م بوده باشه.پ.ن: براساس میزان علاقه ام بهش در دوران کودکی هم ریت ش کردم. :-" :دی

  • Carin
    2019-05-18 11:04

    I hate to say this, but I didn't like this book as much as the others. It felt like the spark had gone out of Ramona, as if Ms. Cleary were writing this because she felt she should, rather than becuase she was inspired to. It felt forced. Again, most of Ramona's predicaments are now more due to bad luck and accidents as opposed to conscious decisions, which isn't as interesting, nor does it teach many lessons to her young readers. The wedding felt forced. The new baby felt forced. It's as if Ms. Cleary has run out of ideas, so she threw in several standard tropes to see if any would stick. I don't know that I believe the Quimbys would decide to have another child when they're in such financial straits. Aunt Beatrice moving to Alaska seemed very random. The book just felt flat.

  • Dawn
    2019-05-18 11:15

    At first, I didn't think I had ever read this Ramona book, but then I recognized one of the alternate covers. Once I began reading, I definitely remember reading about the Ramona & Willa Jean drama, and Howie's unicycle. This was probably my favorite of all the Ramona books when I was a kid, and I remember commiserating with Ramona quite a bit. This is a classic children's book for me. Beverly Cleary was wonderful at getting inside the brain of a child!

  • Danica Midlil
    2019-05-10 12:07

    Mrs. Kemp drives me crazy! I keep hoping an adult with step in and defend Ramona. Poor girl blamed for everything. Loved Ramona's confusion about why Beatrice got so upset when she called her "Pizza-face" instead of their old standard "Pie-face." So spot on! Beatrice happened to be feeling self-conscious about her skin, and Ramona had bad timing when expanding her name-calling vocabulary!

  • Alanna
    2019-05-18 07:12

    I just happened to see this on the library shelf and grabbed it and re-read it. I doubt I've touched these books since I was a kid, and yet I was surprised by how much I remembered! Reading this as a grown-up, I'm so impressed with Cleary's ability to remember how kids see things and how they feel. As I read, I can remember thinking that way, although I couldn't have recreated that at all. It takes talent to be an author for children's books!

  • Gina
    2019-05-09 11:53

    Ramona Quimby is showing signs of growing up. She's not quite as mischievous as she used to be, but she's still a joy to read about. She's also become even more dear to me, since I now have my own little girl. A little toddler, who is showing signs of being a little Ramona. I don't mind at all. In this book, Ramona is exasperated by a family secret, has to deal with an unexpected loss, learns that words can hurt, and even gets to save the day. Good stuff.

  • Rachel
    2019-05-10 11:58

    I love the Ramona books. Having been a stubborn, strong-willed child, I find I can relate to Ramona and her trials. I think the author started writing this series in the 1950s - this is one of the later books in the series and was written in the 80s. Despite the long time span over which the books were written, I think the story and its messages remain relevant. I read this as a child, and again last year, and I enjoyed it both times =D

  • Rachel Brand
    2019-05-10 07:49

    I didn't love this as much as the books about Ramona when she was younger (or perhaps when I was younger?) but it was a lot of fun. Even though this book was written way later than the original "Ramona and Beezus" it still has a lot of the traditional, 1950s attitudes - such as Ramona's mother not telling the kids that she's pregnant, etc - which made it quite quaint and refreshing. 4*

  • Chelsey
    2019-04-23 04:57

    Read for the book you have read before category for the Read Harder Challenge 2017This one was so fun to revisit. I love that this still feel relevant even though they were written in the 1960's.