Best Friends (Friends, 2) Paperback – Illustrated, August 27, 2019
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“Somehow, Hale and Pham have made the “normal girl” into the ultimate cool girl.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“This uncommonly honest portrayal of the lures and pitfalls of popularity will likely ring true to many elementary and middle-school readers.” ―Booklist, starred review
“A terrific look at middle school culture . . . This authentic, important book will mean a great deal to many kids.” ―School Library Journal, starred review
“A must-read for fans of Raina Telgemeier or Victoria Jamieson . . . This glimpse into middle school is insightful, introspective, and important.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A natural suggestion for fans of Cece Bell and Raina Telgemeier, this book offers an honest, empathetic, and encouraging narrative for young readers braving the ups and downs of the tween years.” ―Horn Book
Praise for Real Friends:
“Fresh and funny.” ―New York Times Book Review
“The book's truth is as vibrant as its art.” ―Washington Post
"I have two boys, they love these books. They love to talk about the friendships, I love that I am discussing all of these issues through the lives of these girls. There is something about it that's so wonderful." ―NPR
“Wistful, affecting, and utterly charming.” ―Booklist, starred review
“A heart-stabbing tale of the everyday social agonies of girlhood.” ―Wall Street Journal
“Shows us the incredible kindness and solidarity that girls can and do display.” ―The Mary Sue
“Bound to resonate with most readers, especially fans of Raina Telgemeier.” ―School Library Journal, starred review
“A wonderfully observed portrait of finding one’s place in your world.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Nails what it’s like to navigate elementary-school friendships.” ―Parents Magazine
“Sure to be loved by anyone who has ever felt like an outsider.” ―Victoria Jamieson, New York Times–bestselling and Newbery Honor author of Roller Girl
“Fresh, fun, and achingly real. Bravo!” ―Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times–bestselling and Newbery Honor author and co-creator of Sunny Side Up and the Babymouse series
“This book is SO GOOD. SO MANY FEELS.” ―Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese
About the Author
LEUYEN PHAM worked in animation before turning to children’s books. She wrote and illustrated Big Sister, Little Sister and The Bear Who Wasn't There, and is the illustrator of numerous other picture books. Ms. Pham lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband.
- Lexile Measure : GN380L
- Grade Level : 3 - 6
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250317460
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250317469
- Product Dimensions : 5.67 x 0.62 x 7.97 inches
- Reading level : 8 - 11 years
- Publisher : First Second; Illustrated Edition (August 27, 2019)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shannon Hale writes about her life with such vulnerability and LeUyen Pham illustrates it with such vividness.
This is a book where the ending will leave you with such relief and feelings of empowerment.
Bonus - the author’s note at the end was a nice touch with additional information in a straightforward text.
Shannon has found herself in the "cool" group and she isn't sure how she got there and wondering if she will stay. It is hard to keep up with new trends, they seem to change daily, and now many of the girls talk about boys! Apparently you are supposed to talk about boys but not be their friends?! Shannon deals with anxiety about all the changing social rules as well as school itself. As the year progresses she begins to find her own voice and at the beginning of 7th grade she may just be on the path of finding true Best Friends.
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She read loves all the characters.