A broken “pinkie swear” promise, miscommunication, and hurt feelings lead to a rift between Grace and her best friend, Mimi. Even when Grace tries to set things right, the attempt seems to backfire. Still, once everything is sorted out, the temporary pain makes each girl cherish their friendship even more. Cartoon-style drawings, purportedly by Grace, add an appealing visual element to this lively first-person account of life in third grade. Harper succeeds in capturing the classroom dynamics as well as the ups and downs of the characters’ emotions. The tenth entry in the enjoyable Just Grace series of beginning chapter books. Grades 2-4. --Carolyn Phelan
"This title can be read alone and will win new fans, while long-standing fans will cheer. Just Grace continues to be just delightful."
"Harper succeeds in capturing the classroom dynamics as well as the ups and downs of the characters' emotions."