Carmen Brown is about to enter the fifth grade when the family learns that dad's job was relocating. To say that she was sad would be putting it lightly. Lonely and feeling like an outsider, not only was her old school where her friends were, they were all the same race. Carmen wants to make friends, she just doesn't know how. Eventually Carmen lets go of her fears and steps away from her comfort zone. Will her new school mates be receptive?
I really enjoyed `True Friends' by Stephanie Perry Moore. I was able to relate to this story because I've been the new girl in school and it's not much fun.
This is a good series for a young girl (up to 13 years old). My daughter has read the entire series and has enjoyed it. So many books today talk about (thus, teach) things young people don't need to be dealing with just yet. These books talk about subjects girls encounter - or will encounter - in real life, but nothing too heavy. My daughter says these books are good for young girls to read in order to prepare them for various scenarios that may occur in their lives.