Ophie Out of Oz

At her school in California, fourth grader Ophie Peeler has it all starring roles in all the school plays, plenty of attention and, of course, the best best friend a girl could ask for Like Dorothy, Ophie is on the yellow brick road to a glamorous, adventurefilled life But all of that changes when Ophie and her family move to Oregon, trading in the California sunshine fAt her school in California, fourth grader Ophie Peeler has it all starring roles in all the school plays, plenty of attention and, of course, the best best friend a girl could ask for Like Dorothy, Ophie is on the yellow brick road to a glamorous, adventurefilled life But all of that changes when Ophie and her family move to Oregon, trading in the California sunshine for a dreary, rain soaked life The popular girls at school shun Ophie, Brittany Borg the class oddball follows her around, and to top it all off, Ophie outgrows her treasured ruby slippers Will Ophie find a way to fit in, or has her one chance at happiness just sailed away over the rainbow
Ophie Out of Oz At her school in California fourth grader Ophie Peeler has it all starring roles in all the school plays plenty of attention and of course the best best friend a girl could ask for Like Dorothy O

  • Title: Ophie Out of Oz
  • Author: Kathleen O'Dell
  • ISBN: 9780142403945
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Ophie Out of Oz”

    1. Ophie is a book for school-aged kids but could be read to younger kids with a little bit of conversation between adult and child. Poor Ophie is moving around the U.S. so often that she has developed a strategy for how to pack and unpack and by the time we meet her in this book she has a 'plan' for going to a new school and meeting new friends. That is a kid who is really comfortable in her own skin but things are a bit rocky as a result of her most recent move. The possible pool of friends is sl [...]

    2. This book turned sour for me in the first few chapters. One of the major characters is a former homeschooler who is portrayed as socially backward. It just seems that so many books with homeschoolers choose that angle and play it up -it is tiresome and certainly not the norm. It makes me feel an author is lazy or hasn't done their research.On to the book: Ophie has moved many times in her life, but now her parents promise her this is it for the long haul. She has so many hopes for this new home [...]

    3. I chose Ophie out of Oz by Kathleen O'Dell from the library for two reasons: the title and the cover. With that in mind, I went into reading it half expecting not to like it.Oz is this case is California and Ophie sees herself as a Dorothy and loves to sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Oregon, though, is no where as magical as California and Ophie will have to adapt or be miserable. Ophie out of Oz is a coming of age story written in a style similar to the Junie B. Jones books but for an older [...]

    4. I picked the audiobook up as something light to listen to while I fell asleep. I found myself up almost the whole night while listening to it. It takes a little bit to get into the story, but after that period, it's a really cute story with a great message. I'm not usually the type to read "the moral of the story is" books, but I really liked this one. Ophie just moved to Oregon from California. California was the magical Oz. And to Ophie, Oregon is just Blah. She has the make the adjustments fr [...]

    5. This book is about a girl named Ophie. Living in California, she is the most popular girl in the class who always gets what she wants being an only child. She soon finds out that her and her family are going to be moving to Oregon due to her father's job. She leaves behind the sunny weather, her best friend, and everything else she loved. She now has to put up with dreary weather and being able to fit in with the "new" crowd. She definitely misses everything that used to be. I recommend this boo [...]

    6. I'm sure you can tell why I picked this book up off the shelf - it just caught my eye one day at work and I grabbed it. It's a cute story about a girl that is constantly moving because of her father's job, and she always has to make new friends. She loves The Wizard of Oz and likes to fancy herself after Dorothy. This is her journey on what it is like to be the new kid where no one really likes you except the "uncool" kids, her foray into the clique and her journey back to her friends. Typical a [...]

    7. I picked this up to see how the cute concept played out in a middle-grade novel. The story is fairly typical but the adorable obsession Ophie has with Dorothy of Oz adds a beautiful intertextual dimension. The characters are all delightfully over the top and the message is reasonable but not too preachy. The adults in the world seem mostly clueless but occasionally transcend the roles: a principal with particular insight stands out as a memorable touch.

    8. Ophelia Peeler's family moves to Oregon where Ophie starts a new school sans her best friend. At her new school, Ophie locks on Merry and Rachel, the school's popular girls and featured stars of Merry's dad's auto dealership ads. She's as intent on being their friend as Brittany and Tana want to be Ophie's friends. Ophie's earnest but bumbling attempts to win Merry's attention finally get her into the inner circle but it proves less satisfying than the times she spent with Brittany and Tana.

    9. My two-year old randomly pulled this book off of a library shelf and told me she picked it for me to read. Why not? I thought. And although I'm older than the intended audience, I enjoyed reading this book! I could relate to Ophie because we are also in the process of moving, and I'm about to be the new girl, well, mom, in the neighborhood. This book made me think about the balance between remaining true to who you are and being willing to be open-minded in your choice of friends.

    10. I wasn't a huge fan of Ophie although she does redeem herself a lot at the end. The problem for me is that for most of this book she spends her time being kind of mean to the two girls who want to be her friends and idolizing the girls that are mean to her. She eventually learns a lesson about friendship but by then I just didn't like her character enough to care.

    11. Ophie (short for Ophelia) has another new school, which she meets with a smile until her first day goes horribly. She makes a friend or two but thinks she wants to be in with the popular girls. Her quest to be with them teaches her about getting what she wants and being appreciative of what she has.

    12. Fourth-grader Ophelia Peeler, singer and dancer, tries to make the best of her family’s move to Oregon. She’s left her best friend behind in California and wants badly to get in with the popular (and unfortunately snotty) drama girls, but discovers that the quirkily stolid and maddeningly literal Brittany makes a pretty good friend. Good characters.

    13. Ophie out of Oz is an amazing book. I'm nine and I loved this book. We read it in school as an assigned reading book! It sounded horrible and I wanted to get rid of it! Only till I figured out that this was the best book on earth! recommend this book for people who like adventure and The Wizard of Oz!

    14. summary: Ophie moved to Oregan and was going to start out school and living there fresh. her and toto,her dog, loved to move to new places and met new people that she can start being her friend. then when she starts going to school and she mets a new girl to. they start talking and got to know each other. they had a lot in commin and started being friends.

    15. I really enjoy reading this book. It tells a story about a 12 years old girl who moved into a new school. She tried to overcome 2 mean girls and befriends a big, carefree girl who is totally different from her.

    16. Not what I expected at all. This was on my tbr and I am not sure why I put it there. Cute story but elementary level.

    17. A very sweet story about a girl who has just moved to a new town. It has some great themes that children could learn a lot from. It goes with The Wizard of Oz a little bit, which is fun!

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