Real Friends

Real Friends

Graphic Novel - 2017
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"Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends•and why it's worth the journey. Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top... even if it means bullying others. Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group--or out?"
Publisher: New York : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781626727854
Characteristics: 207 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Poole, Jane
Pham, LeUyen


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AL_MARY Jun 30, 2017

As someone who grew up in the same time period, and also suffered from red hair and anxiety, this book hit me right in the feels. The challenges of making new friends and keeping old is portrayed accurately and will resonate with any elementary child. Also, THE TOPS OF CARROTS ARE GREEN SO WHY DID THEY CALL US "CARROT TOP?"

Chapel_Hill_KrystalB Jun 20, 2017

I loved everything about this book- the writing, the characters, the illustrations, the TIME PERIOD. I’m a proud child of the 80’s and this took me back to my absolute favorite decade.

Jun 12, 2017

Enjoyable read. Focuses on family and classmate relationships.

Jun 06, 2017

This is a lovely, heartfelt graphic memoir that I think should find a wide audience among kids who love Raina Telgemeier’s work, among others. This look at the complex dynamics of friendships, the feelings of being “in” one moment and “out” the next, felt so real and so resonant – I think kids will lap this up, and probably see a lot of their own lives represented here, despite the fact that it’s set in the ‘80s. Highly recommended.

multcolib_susannel May 20, 2017

Growing up is hard enough without friends you can't trust and a sister that hates you.


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Jun 24, 2017

blue_cat_13992 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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