Cyrisse Jaffe

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Lively, believable and thoroughly readable, [The Pistachio Prescription] will have the same wide appeal as the author's previous book, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. Cassie is beset with some typical teenage insecurities…. Cassie, who believes her only salvation lies in compulsive pistachio eating, is an energetic and likable heroine. Readers will identify with her troubles at home and at school, and enjoy the skillful rendering of Cassie's growth and maturing. Despite an occasionally superficial passage and a resolution that moves too swiftly to be satisfying, the juxtaposition of Cassie's personal triumphs … and her parents' impending divorce adds the necessary depth….

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Cyrisse Jaffe, "Fiction: 'The Pistachio Prescription'," in Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide (copyright © by Kliatt Paperback Book Guide), Vol. XIII, No. 3, Spring, 1979, p. 6.

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