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growing like a weed

It’s the small moments in life that end up meaning so much. In the Patterson clan, those tiny revelations and bits of joy multiply, laying the foundation for a family that loves and grows stronger every day.

In Growing Like Weeds, readers experience a growth spurt of sorts as Michael becomes a man at college. His roommate Weed, while appearing to be a questionable influence (“Never take advice from a guy who crushes beer cans with his head,” as Johnston puts it) actually brings out the adult in Michael. A new romance, quality time with Mom and Dad, and a deepening respect for his sister Elizabeth (whom he once called “Lizardbreath”) become the way stations in Michael’s path to maturity.

Young April dancing in the fall leaves. Elizabeth abandoning her budding maturity to don a bunny costume. Michael pulling an all-nighter, then finding out he’s turned in his project a week early. The youngsters in Lynn Johnston’s heartfelt For Better or For Worse are growing like weeds–and becoming more special all the time.

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Date and time: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 18:20:59 GMT