Real Friends

Real Friends

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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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, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781626724167
1626724164
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 HALE
Characteristics: 211 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Pham, LeUyen - Artist

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JessicaGma May 25, 2020

An excellent graphic novel memoir about the horrors of middle school, and trying to fit in. I really felt this one, as I too had trouble conforming to the changes of middle school grades and whatever was expected by people who were your friends one day and then not the next....it's a great one fo... Read More »

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lorigigi
Jul 01, 2020

I love this book. I can NEVER get sick of it. I have lost track of how many times I have read it. I like how this book shows the perspective of one person and how each person has their own section of how they came to know the person talking. Plus, it's a comic book so you get to see it in pictures! 5 out of 5 for this book. (if i could go farther i would) Definitely a MUST READ and is so good.

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taupe_ferret_22
May 28, 2020

great

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DarkSnowyFox
May 28, 2020

I love this book! This is one of my favorite books to read when I relax. I love how Shannon describes her own life in a graphic novel. She gives out good details and she also shows her thoughts. A great book for kids and adults. I know how she feels and what she is mostly thinking because the words are clear and the illustration is very detailed. I would highly recommend to anyone, any age.

JessicaGma May 25, 2020

An excellent graphic novel memoir about the horrors of middle school, and trying to fit in. I really felt this one, as I too had trouble conforming to the changes of middle school grades and whatever was expected by people who were your friends one day and then not the next....it's a great one for kids and parents to share

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FloraWest
Mar 20, 2020

My 9 year old recommended it to me. He enjoyed it a lot and I, his 50 year old mother did, too.
I don't think he related to it much--happily his school isn't really this vibe but boy as a child of the '70s I related to it heavily. So good for kids and a nostalgic (and maybe a bit cringe-y) look back for adults. If you've read "The Princess in Black", also by this writer/illustrator team. you'll see some of the roots of that series.

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kiml00
Mar 09, 2020

I borrowed this book for my daughter who is experiencing some challenges with making friends and fitting in but I end up really enjoying this book. I can definitely relate to some portions of this book through my elementary years. The loneliness and the constant feel of not being wanted. My daughter has similar experiences. Hopefully young people reading this would fell that they are not alone and that things will get better.

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Mslm
Jan 10, 2020

So good! I adored it and best friends is great too. I highly recommend this book!!!

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karategirl09
Nov 27, 2019

OK

A very good story, aimed at the grade school audience. I appreciate the attempt and I did enjoy what I read, but I do wish it has a bit more to the ending. This memoir would be compelling as a series, following Shannon through the years.

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meganschwindler
Sep 25, 2019

This book was a great graphic novel for 3-5th graders! It's a very important story about healthy friendships and growing up. Definitely recommend.

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