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No one understands thirteen-year-old Anastasia Krupnik, least of all her parents and her little brother, Sam, who happens to be a genius. They're such an embarrassment. Why can't they be normal, like Anastasia?Then presto! Anastasia realizes that she has the problem--not her relatives--and she must find help immediately. There's not a moment to lose.Though her parents insiNo one understands thirteen-year-old Anastasia Krupnik, least of all her parents and her little brother, Sam, who happens to be a genius. They're such an embarrassment. Why can't they be normal, like Anastasia?Then presto! Anastasia realizes that she has the problem--not her relatives--and she must find help immediately. There's not a moment to lose.Though her parents insist she's normal and won't send her to an analyst, that doesn't stop Anastasia.What will happen if they find out that Anastasia is secretly telling her troubles to the most famous analyst in the world?...

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ISBN : 9780440402893
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Number of Pages : 119 Pages
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Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst Reviews

  • Jessica
    2019-03-20 16:12

    Okay, this cover is horrible but THESE ARE THE BEST BOOKS EVER.Anastasia is hilarious. These books are great. Anastasia's parents are these messy, absent-minded, vaguely bohemian intellectual types, and everything that happens in these books is completely hysterical. This is the one in which Anastasia becomes obsessed with Sigmund Freud, and irritates the hell out of her wonderful family. I can relate to these situations! Also good is the one where Anastasia goes to modeling school. Actually, they're all good. These books are ingenious. I love how she is always trying to figure out how to be a woman by reading Cosmopolitan magazine, and how she's in love with this cool kid who keeps a pick in his afro, and how her younger brother Sam is also extremely hilarious. They have the most wonderful, loving family in children's literature but it isn't annoying somehow, maybe because they're so disorganized. Anastasia is the perfect kid heroine because she is so smart but so ridiculously out-of-it at the same time. Oh man. I want to read them all again. Right now. God, I loved these books.

  • Heather
    2019-04-07 12:34

    This is the fourth Anastasia Krupnik book, and, like the third one, I'm pretty sure it's one that I read as a kid, though there was a lot I didn't remember very well. Anastasia is now thirteen and in seventh grade: the book starts in October, so we don't actually see any back-to-school/making friends stuff, which I like: it means that words and effort that would have been spent on that kind of scene-setting/establishing characters/etc. can be spent differently, and I think it works. Like the other books I've read in this series, this one is often quite funny. There are three main plot strands (Anastasia gets herself in over her head with a science project idea; Anastasia deals with adolescence; Anastasia's younger brother, Sam, deals with a bully at preschool) and all of them have moments of hilarity. Near the start of the book, Anastasia comes home with a pair of gerbils, to the horror of her rodent-phobic mother; there is also a fairly hilarious conversation about how Anastasia thinks her mother must be going through menopause, because all of a sudden she's acting really weird in ways that Anastasia finds really embarrassing. The problem, of course, is actually that Anastasia is thirteen and hormonal, which her parents assure her is normal but which horrifies Anastasia. She says she wants to see a psychiatrist; her parents say she doesn't need one. But then, by chance, she ends up acquiring a bust of Sigmund Freud at a garage sale, and embarks on solo talk therapy with him in her bedroom. This was a cute and fun read, but this book and the previous one felt like they had less emotional impact than the first two books in the series. I'll still probably check out the next one, though.

  • Jeremy
    2019-04-13 16:12

    I needed a fast, good read to help me catch back up in my year's reading goals, and this one did it. It was nice to revisit some of the stories I loved when I was younger and had fewer concerns of the world. Lois Lowry wrote these books in such a way that they are timeless to me - I dont' get tired of Nikky Coletti's teeth-marks, and the gerbils gerbils gerbils everywhere, and Anastasia talking to a bust of Freud. Ms. Lowry made a very nice home with the Krupniks and I love to visit it, yes I do.

  • Mike
    2019-03-25 08:22

    I hadn't read any Lois Lowry in a long time. Found this book in an op shop while on holiday and thought it would be easy reading. As always with the Anastasia series it's entertaining, often witty, and the characters have real personality. The story-line is fairly thin, but that's not unusual in these stories. And even the 'issues' (hating your parents because you've now become a teenager, for instance) are dealt with a light touch. The only irritation with this edition, which was put out as part of Collins' Lions series, is that some editor decided it was necessary to anglicize it. For the most part this isn't a problem, except when the girls go to a garage sale and talk about spending 'pounds' instead of dollars. Even though Anastasia's father mentions within a few pages that they live in Massachusetts.

  • Elise
    2019-03-31 14:07

    Cute story with an easy read. Definitely more adult than I expected (I wouldn't let kids under 12 read this...), with a fair amount of talk about things like sex.

  • Emily
    2019-03-23 08:29

    I honestly love all of the Anastasia books. They are funny, and relatable, and real and great.This one is one of my least favourites but it s still a great read.

  • Katie Fitzgerald
    2019-04-03 12:12

    This review also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.Anastasia is now thirteen years old, and between her annoying family and the unpredictability of the gerbils she brought home for her science project, she really feels like she could benefit from some time in therapy. Her parents recognize her dramatics as part and parcel of puberty, and they refuse to pay for any counseling, so Anastasia takes matters into her own hands. She buys a bust of Sigmund Freud in whom she confides all of her problems big and small, and whose assistance seems helpful despite his silence. This book, like the others in the series so far, is essentially a literary family sit-com. It focuses on Anastasia’s day-to-day interactions with her academic parents, precocious little brother and various classmates, putting a humorous spin on everything from homework to early teen angst. Though Anastasia ages from book to book, she always remains uniquely herself, and I am impressed by how well Lowry must know her character in order to write so effectively about the changes she undergoes from year to year. I particularly love that Anastasia is so articulate and self-aware. I laughed out loud when she confessed to her mother that she hated her and then asked for a cure. It’s so refreshing to see a fictional character whose relationship with her mother is that honest, and whose conversations with her parents are so frank. The highlight of this book is Anastasia’s struggle to contain her gerbils, which begin as a pair and quickly grow to a family of eleven. Though class pets getting loose in family homes is a common occurrence in many children’s books, few authors handle the situation with such clever writing or with such amusing collaboration between teen and toddler siblings. Some of the best parts of this book involve Sam and Anastasia secretly working together to keep their mother from learning there are rodents loose in her home. Also interesting are Anastasia’s notes on her science project, which follow a similar format to her likes and dislikes list back in the first book, Anastasia Krupnik. Though this book has one of the worst covers of the series so far, it is one of the more memorable stories. Girls who enter puberty in the middle grade years will especially enjoy Anastasia’s candid descriptions of the experience, and they will laugh along as she confides in “Sigmund,” chases down gerbils and struggles to pin down what it means to be normal.

  • Liz
    2019-04-02 16:11

    Really like the Krupnik family. Category: juvie realistic fiction. Anastasia is going through that preteen hormonal timeframe where the family is super embarrassing and everything that was right now seems so wrong. In this book though, it dwells into more fantasy because she snaps out of within weeks instead of lasting for years as in my household!

  • Medeia Sharif
    2019-04-20 13:34

    Anastasia believes no one understands her. Both her friends and parents mention growing pains and the stages of adolescence. To make herself feel better, Anastasia buys a statue of Sigmund Freud at a garage sale and talks to him. He's her analyst.Anastasia gets involved with gerbils. She's keeping two in a cage for her science project and something unexpected and funny happens with them. Also, her brother is being bullied and the bully and her mother are invited over. That's a hilarious scene.There were a few things I didn't like about this book. First, I didn't like the journal for Anastasia's science project. Every time a new entry was written, all the previous ones were listed again. This made me think the author was using filler material to beef up a low word count. Next, Anastasia's friends sounded too grownup when they were discussing adolescence. Also, the gerbil thread seemed immature for a thirteen-year-old protagonist. This is a fun book, but I didn't like it as much as the other Anastasia books I've read. This won't deter me from finishing the series, though.

  • Sri
    2019-03-31 08:34

    ** spoiler alert **Menjadi abg, Anastasia mengalami perubahan hormon yang membuatnya berpikir ayah, ibu, dan adiknya malu-maluin di hadapan teman-temannya. Dia juga merasa dia memiliki masalah yang mengharuskan dia berkonsultasi dengan seorang psikiater. Sayang ayah ibunya tidak mengijinkan. Akhirnya Anastasia menjadikan sebuah patung Sigmund Freud sebagai psikiaternya.Catatan yang dibuat Anastasia sekarang adalah tentang proyek sains-nya: mengembangbiakkan gerbil padahal ibunya takut pada hewan pengerat. Sam si jenius sekarang berumur 3 tahun dan suka mengetik memakai mesin ketik ayahnya. Di sekolah dia sering dibully oleh Nicky. Ternyata dia anak perempuan dan maknya ga kalah ngeselin >_<. "Untunglah" kaki Nicky patah dan selama 6 bulan dia harus libur dari PAUD. Sebagai tanda simpati, keluarga Krupnik "menghadiahi" Nicky 11 ekor gerbil peliharaan Anastasia yang sudah membuat setres pemiliknya :D.(Kindle#2Book#8)

  • Robert
    2019-03-27 13:30

    Some good gags but this one seemed a bit more hastily written and lacking in some of the charm found in other titles featuring these characters.I don't like that the new cover imposes upon the mind's eye with an artless photograph of a specific girl, especially some idealized air-brushed model. This robs reading of the individuality of exercising one's own creative visualization, something we should be working to preserve and pass on to children in an era saturated with multi-media entertainment.I also dislike that these books have fallen victims to the cynical commercial game of remaking everything possible into a numbered "series." Everything from Philip Roth and Gunther Grass on down to quality children's literature like Lowry is being marketed like bubble-gum cards. Collect 'em all!!!

  • Rose
    2019-03-22 15:28

    This was never one of my all-time favorites of the series -- despite the fact that, for whatever reason, people talking to plain white busts apparently amuses me deeply. (SEE ALSO: Sherlock's Angus in CBS's "Elementary.") Despite my only-occasional childhood rereads, as an adult I found it to be a fun, neat, beautifully-tied-together-at-the-ending story of science fair projects, bullying, adolescence, and psychology (although, to be fair, I think Anastasia's parents' attitudes on counseling need a modernized update).Still not one of my personal favs of the series, but that ending was quite lovely. :DTHINGS I REMEMBERED:- The names of the gerbils.- The oatmeal train.- Freud, of course.

  • Matti Karjalainen
    2019-03-23 15:09

    Lois Lowryn Anastasia-sarjan neljännessä osassa päähenkilömme on saavuttanut murrosiän, mikä laittaa tunteet kuohumaan - ja oma roolinsa on myös hyppyrotilla, joita on aluksi kaksi ja sitten aika paljon enemmän."Anastasia hermoromahduksen partaalla" ei ole sarjan paras osa, mutta nopea ja viihdyttävä lastenromaani se on silti. Ja kyseessä ei olisi Anastasia, ellei kirjassa olisi mukana fiksuja viittauksia eri puolille länsimaista kulttuuria; vuorossa ovat tällä kertaa vuorossa Henri-Georges Clouzot'n "Pirulliset" jaHumiseva harju. Myös Sigmund Freudilla (tai oikeammin hänen päällään) on kirjassa merkittävä rooli.

  • Jin
    2019-03-27 08:29

    The book Anastasia, Ask your Analyst (Anastasia) by Lois Lowry was about Anastasia wanted her parents and her brother to be normal. She thinks she is the only normal one in her family and hse was embrassed by her family. so she needed to see an analyst. Thne she was so into Sigmund Freud and her family was not happy about it. This book makes me laugh because of the way that Anastasia is describing her brother. Reading this book reminded me how funny my brother can be sometimes. But I disagree with her saying that she was normal because no one is normal and everyone is special in a way that they sometimes can't notice.

  • Megan
    2019-04-15 12:07

    Anastasia is now 13 and needs psychological help from the man himself, Sigmund Freud. Sadly he is dead, so a plaster bust of him and a collections of his writings will have to suffice. Except it doesn't really help as being 13 can't really be cured.How does a book like this get greenlit? I love it so much and it gives me so much hope for some strange reason. Granted no one really reads these anymore, but at one time Anastasia was an ALA Notable book. But it was the 70's and opinions about what made a good book for children was different then.

  • Camille
    2019-04-06 08:17

    Growing up, these were my favorite books. Anastasia was my hero, even though my friends would make fun of me because the drawing on the cover looked more like an ape than a girl. But this was the first Anastasia adventure I read, and I must say that to this day I have only the fondest memories of reading this book. Anastasia seemed to mature and cool, from having her bedroom in a tower to having a bust of a psychologist in her room that she told all her problems to. It only occurs to me now that this is a bit strange, but when I was in 3rd grade, I wanted Anastasia's life.

  • Donna
    2019-03-29 11:32

    The fourth book in this series finds Anastasia at that age of being embarrassed by her family members so naturally (to her) she buys a Freud bust so she can have an analyst.Good thing: I love the character of Anastasia and the general gentleness of these books. They make me smile a lot as I read them.Bad thing: Anastasia's care for her gerbils made me wince but the book was written decades ago.An extremely enjoyable series that (so far) has provided a very believable girl growing up. I'd have been friends with Anastasia! I'll definitely read the next in the series.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-17 09:06

    Once again, the Anastasia cover features our girl wearing great shoes, hiking boots this time. Anastasia is growing up, already in Stage One of Adolescence, dealing with "weird" parents and needing a psychiatrist. Instead she ends up with a bust of Freud (had to glue on the broken nose) and breeding gerbils. The ending of this book is cute and perfect and makes me love the Krupnik family even more.

  • george
    2019-04-01 15:27

    Anastasia is back, this time with psychiatric problems. She is completely and utterly embarassed by her family. She has a big problem with gerbils. Her brother, Sam, is being beat up at school. And her hormones are running wild--and her parents refuse to let her see a psychiatrist!!!Anastasia's adventures are always entertaining. I didn't find this one to be as funny as previous books, but it was still fun.

  • Emily
    2019-04-12 14:36

    Anastasia acquires a couple of gerbils for her science project which soon turn into several more gerbils. About this same time, she realizes she is entering Stage One of adolescence: in which one's parents become horribly embarrassing. She purchases a bust of Freud at a garage sale, and he helps her through this awkward time.Amazingly realistic as well as enormously funny, Anastasia continues to be an entertaining read, even for an adult.

  • HeavyReader
    2019-04-05 11:08

    In this installment of the Anastasia series, Anastasia decides that her family is just too embarrassing! Then her mom tells her it's a normal way for a thirteen year old girl to feel. So Anastasia carries on cheerfully being embarrassed by her family until all is well at the end. I like these books!

  • Liz
    2019-04-04 08:12

    This was a favorite as a kid, long before I knew what an analyst really was (let alone had any thoughts of becoming a psychologist myself!). I still remember how she used her multicolored felt-tip pens to identify all the gerbil babies, and put the last colored spot on top of the head of her bust of Sigmund Freud. ;)

  • Lynn
    2019-04-18 11:36

    re-read: June 23-26, 2014re-read: October 13-14, 2015This is one of my favorites of this series. I love Anastasia, and relate so very well to her. I love the descriptions about being a teenager, and even though I'm past that stage, I can still feel it. It's definitely a fun-to-read book. gerbils! gerbils! gerbils!

  • Kristy
    2019-04-20 09:16

    As a precocious 5th grader, I connected to Anastasia because I felt like I was living in a comedy where my parents were absent-mindedly ignoring me and I thought I was smarter than everyone else. I recommend it for girls of the same ilk.

  • Laila (BigReadingLife)
    2019-04-13 14:06

    Gerbils running loose in the house, Anastasia telling her problems to a bust of Sigmund Freud she bought at a yard sale... these Anastasia books were among my favorite books as a kid, and re-reading them is a real treat. Although now I identify with Mrs. Krupnik!

  • alexa~♥
    2019-04-15 14:13

    One thing I didn't like was how Anastasia was acting. She's 13 for pete's sake. Grow up a little. I'm "younger" than her by a few months & I've already matured in many different ways.Other than that, another great book! On to the next one!

  • Ling Juan
    2019-04-04 12:18

    This book talks about Anastasia figuring out that she has a problem just like her family members. she went and talked to one of the most famous analyst. Her parents found out and felt happy for her. This book was funny and enjoying because of the way Anastasia acts all the time.

  • Melody
    2019-03-27 15:34

    Cute but not compelling.

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    2019-04-04 10:14


  • Miriam
    2019-04-10 08:18

    I loved this when I was little, despite the fact that I didn't know what an analyst was. It still worked for me though.