Never Mind! A Twin Novel Discussion Guide | ScholasticSign up for our newsletters! Just because Meg and Edward Runyon are twins doesn't mean they are alike. In fact, they are as different as night and day. They only have a few things in common birthdays, parents, and driving each other bonkers! Meg and Edward are so good at driving each other crazy that their parents figure out a way for them to attend different schools. At Meg's new school, she desperately wants to be a member of the High Achievers Club, headed by Kimberly Wu Woodson, the most beautiful and popular girl in school. When Kimberly calls Meg's home to invite her to a party, Edward answers.
Never Mind! A Twin Novel Discussion Guide
Collaborating on a novel alternately narrated by middle-grade twins, Newbery Medalist Avi Crispin and Vail the Friendship Ring books invent a sit-comish plot but redeem it by endowing their characters with strong voices and relaying their mishaps with plenty of wit. Entering seventh grade, Meg and Edward Runyon attend different schools for the first time. Meg has been accepted to a gifted and talented program she confesses that she is neither gifted nor talented, just always tries "too hard" , while less academically inclined Edward opts for an alternative school. Resentment and rivalry kick in when Edward eavesdrops on desperate-to-impress Meg's phone conversation with the popular, snobbish Kimberly Wu Woodson and hears himself renamed Ted and described as the star of an almost-famous rock band. To pay Meg back, Edward becomes Ted, calls up Kimberly and agrees to have his band he calls it Never Mind perform at her party the following Saturday night. Avi and Vail let each twin take turns recounting the events of the intervening days as predictably complications multiply and tempers flare, and witty remarks rebound and insights come into focus.