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Daisy's Defining Day: 07/14/13
Daisy's Defining Day by Sandra V Feder is the sequel to Daisy's Perfect Day. Daisy likes words and keeps a journal where she writes down all her favorites.
The younger brother of one of Daisy's friends learns about rhyming words. He decides to start calling Daisy, "Lazy Daisy." To her it feels like bullying. Rather that go to an adult for help, she decides she needs to invent a new name for herself.
As this is a series about word play, the title alone should give a hint at what type of name Daisy decides to create — an alliterative one. Daisy and her best friend come up with as many fantastic names as they can — the longer the better as long as they are alliterative.
There are essentially three plots here: Daisy's unwanted new name, her trouble with Emma (caused primarily from insisting on too long and difficult of a nickname), and Daisy's usual exploration of words. I would have preferred more word play and less emphasis on the bullying.
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