Review of: Tell Me Who by Jessica Wollman
Release date: February 2009
Publisher: Dutton Books
Molly's dad is engaged to Phyllis. Molly refers to Phyllis as "the claw" because of her nails. Molly's mom died when she was young and after her mother's death her and her dad became the best of friends. They spent so much time together but now Phyllis is ruining everything and Molly hates her.
One day Molly and her best friend Tanna find a weird antique machine in the basement that belongs to "the claw". When they turn it on they discover that machine tells you who you are going to marry. After several tests they decide that it indeed does tell the truth. Molly is determined to change the outcome of the Who-Meter when it comes to her father. All Tanna wants to do is tell people and charge them money to find out who they will end up marrying. But when an interesting thing happens Molly and Tanna might start thinking differently about the machine.
This book was really cute and also funny. Phyllis "the claw" seemed like such an awful person that it made sense that Molly wanted to find her dad somebody else to be with! There were a few parts of the book that were unexpected to me which was a nice surprise. The ending was pretty good as well. I'd recommend this book to younger readers around age 12 or so. It seems like a book they might enjoy a lot.