The cat's name might have been "Barney"
February 9, 2009 5:01 AM Subscribe
Help me find this book I read as a kid. I remember a fair amount of it, but I just can't get the right Google combination to find it.
posted by Lucinda to media & arts (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I believe the main character's name was Jesse. He lived in New York City. These are the two anecdotes I remember in particular:
There was a photoshoot that was happening in Jesse's house, for a dollhouse. It was supposed to be raining in the photo, but they couldn't get the rain machine to work, so Jesse's father suggested painting the windows with (mineral oil? something) to make it look like it was raining on film. The distinct line I remember is that Jesse was not supposed to say anything during the shoot, but when they asked if anyone had a paintbrush, he said "I've got one".
There was a girl (in his building? that he saw on the subway quite often?) named Veronica. She would always talk about how her cat was half-Persian, half-Siamese, half-whatever, and half-something-or-other. Eventually Jesse calls her on it, saying "if that's the case, then you have two cats!", and she gets all upset and embarrassed and all that.
So I've tried Googling all sorts of different combinations of the facts I remember and it seems like all I get are Veronica Mars sites.