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"Capturing the visceral embarrassments of middle school in 1987 Salt Lake City, Shannon’s emotions are vivid and often excruciating . . . [and] Pham’s artwork is vibrant and appealing." ―Kirkus
"With the combination of Hale’s lucid writing and Pham’s masterful portrayal of body and language and facial expression, this books homes in squarely and affirmingly on teen angst and worries." ―Booklist, starred review
Praise for Best Friends:
“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, award-winning author of 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. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B099QGKHYM
- Publisher : First Second (August 31, 2021)
- Publication date : August 31, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 319744 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 304 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #16,616 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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She was so excited to see the newest Friends Forever arrive today but almost immediately brought to our attention that subjects she felt were beyond her understanding were being introduced. Playing Strip Poker, Experimenting with Alcohol are not story lines we are particularly interested in her being exposed to at this early age. In our opinion the age range for this particular book in the series should be 15 and above and not include pre teens. Felt it was important for parents to know the subjects introduced in this book.
By ⤾·˚ ༘ ◡̈ ᴄʏɴɴɪ ୭̥⋆*｡ on September 1, 2021
I liked how the book was set up with each of the chapters in the book dedicated to an area of her life she was trying to work on, rather than simply telling the story in a chronological way. Shannon's emotions came through well and I think kids will relate to the feeling of not being enough. That being said, I don't think I would recommend this to early middle grade readers. Middle grade is 8-12 years old, which is generally 3rd-7th grade, and since Shannon was an 8th grader in this book, it dealt with more mature topics. I think it dealt with the topics well, I probably just wouldn't recommend the book to 3rd-5th graders.
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Reviewed in Canada on September 3, 2021