The Cybil War

  • Title: The Cybil War
  • Author: Betsy Byars
  • ISBN: 9780590426091
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Cybil War As soon as Cybil grins and crosses her eyes at Simon he s in love But the road to Cybil s heart is bumpy mainly because of Simon s best friend Tony whose outrageous lies keep Cybil and Simon apart
    As soon as Cybil grins and crosses her eyes at Simon, he s in love But the road to Cybil s heart is bumpy mainly because of Simon s best friend, Tony, whose outrageous lies keep Cybil and Simon apart Young love, fifth grade variety, portrayed with warmth and humor and that extra, penetrating touch one expects of Byars Kirkus Reviews 10 illustrations.

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    About Betsy Byars


    1. Betsy Byars has written over sixty books for young people Her first published in 1962 and since then she has published regularly Her books have been translated into nineteen languages and she gets thousands of letters from readers in the United States and from all over the world.She has won many awards Among them are the Newbery Medal in 1971 for her novel The Summer of the Swans, the American Book Award in 1981 for The Night Swimmers, The Edgar for the best mystery for young people in 1992 for WantedMud Blossom and the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association for the body of her work She especially values her many state awards which were voted on by the readers of the state.Betsy attended public schools in North Carolina and graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, NC with a major in English She began her writing career five years after her graduation by publishing short magazine articles As she began to read to her children, her interest in writing for young people began.Our Home Betsy lives with her husband Ed on an air strip in South Carolina They are both pilots, and the bottom floor of their house is a hangar so they can taxi out and take off, almost from their front yard The top floor of the house Betsy s studio


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    1. Simon has been in love with Cybil for three years, but now his best friend Tony seems to have his heart set on Cybil too. Tony, a loud, crude, habitual liar thinks that the best way to get a girl's attention is to insult her physical appearance and then claim to be repeating what Simon has said in private. This puts Simon in uncomfortable positions and leads to the Cybil War, an undeclared battle for the attention and affection of Cybil.It's a good story, ringing with a quiet truth rare to find [...]

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    2. This a sweet story of young boys dealing with their first crush. Cybil is the center of attraction for 2 friends turned enemies. The book follows the boys as they try every trick possible to persuade Cybil that the other boy is not worthy of her attention. It is interesting to read about boys who have crushes instead of girls. This book has certain similarities to The Nickname Game.

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    3. a good book to re-read, and recollect what it was about

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    4. yayayayayayayyayayyayayayyayayyayayayayyayayayayayyayaya

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    5. This review also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.The Cybil War is an Apple paperback published in 1981. The story is that of an elementary school love triangle wherein best friends Simon and Tony fight to win the affections of their classmate, Cybil Ackerman. Simon has been in love with Cybil since she was kind to him after his father moved out, but Tony, a notorious liar who isn't even allowed to attend his own sister's birthday party, is in it more for the competition. Cybil herself is mo [...]

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    6. This is my 10 yr old little brother's favorite book. I get so excited that he loves to read! He kept talking about this one and how much he liked it, so I bought him a copy for his birthday. He asked me if I would like to read it too, so I did. It was a cute little story about two best friends who like the same girl. The main character, Simon is a nice, likeable guy who seems to block himself in a little bit from the troubles of his life. His best friend, Tony, is a compulsive liar who tries to [...]

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    7. The Cybil War is a story about two best friends who are confident and cool until a new girl moves in and throws them off their game. The boys have given accurate nicknames to the students in their school but they can't seem to come up with an accurate nickname for the new girl. She's different than anyone else they know. Before they know it, both boys are in love with her and vying for her attention. It all comes to a head at a school performance. Who will get the girl? Will the boys still be be [...]

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    8. Sweet read about first love and friendship. Simon has been in love with Cybil since the second grade but has noticed recently that his best friend Tony has been trying to catch Cybil's eye. Tony plays dirty in the quest to earn Cybil's affection and Simon struggles with how to handle the situation. Simon is also dealing with his own sorrows of having a father that walked out on he and his mother for a "simpler life."

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    9. I was in the Young People Library with my kids when I ran across this book I had read in 4th grade. I remember it being a fast and fun read not only about boys who have a crush on the same girl, but about a boy dealing with the absence of his father. I think the author does a great job integrating humor into potentially sad stories. I also like her other books, "Summer of the Swans" and "The Pinballs"

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    10. 3.5 interesting. Was not really a war but more like a fight over the girl. Very quick and easy for good readers. I thought that it was a little weird to make a book that was all over a girl Then agai I picked this one up cause Brayers is one of my favorite authors. Was not THAT impressed-- sorry Betsy

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    11. Cute little 5th grade love story I found in my stack of old books from home. I like Betsy Byars, but I had forgotten how so many books in the 80's were directly or indirectly about kids dealing with divorce.

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    12. Absolutely loved this book when I was a child. A great pre-coming-of-age story about a boy dealing with an absentee father, a first crush, and a best friend who may not be much of a friend after all. Can't wait to read this to my children some day.

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    13. This is so good. It makes you feel that you are better than what some people might think of you, and you are.

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    14. A book about friendship, a great story! although Simon's friend Tony was quite mean and self-fish

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    15. CUTE thats all I can say. But its funny no matter what age you are!

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    16. I read this a long time ago but I do remember that it was a really good book!

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    17. I read this in 4th grade. It was a funny story haha, that's why I gave it 4 stars. At that time, it compared to my life SO freaking much. HILARIOUS [:

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    18. I remember loving this one!

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    19. I really liked the book The Cybil War but I felt like it had a really slow beginning and it didn't even mention Cybil War. But other than that it was awesome.

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    20. i thought it was anice simple book It wasn't the best book ever but it wasn't the worst.

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