Monday, January 9, 2017

This Librarian's Quick Picks: The Friendship Experiment by Erin Teagan

The Friendship Experiment
by Erin Teagan
HMH Books for Young Readers (November 2016)
Middle Grade Realistic Fiction


Future scientist Madeline Little is dreading the start of middle school. Nothing has been right since her grandfather died and her best friend changed schools. Maddie would rather help her father in his research lab or write Standard Operating Procedures in her lab notebook than hang out with a bunch of kids who aren’t even her friends. Despite Maddie’s reluctance, some new friends start coming her way—until they discover what she’s written in that secret notebook.

Why You'll Love It:
  • Teagan offers a smart, breezy narrative that is both clever and approachable, offering a fresh twist on the familiar topic of middle school angst.
  • Science-minded readers will cheer to meet their match in Maddie as she conquers her demons and learns what exactly it means to have—and be—a friend.
  • Her characters are realistic and funny as they fumble through early adolescence and grapple with the reality of change. 
Who Should Read It:

Great for 4th-7th graders...and here's an interview with the author, Erin Teagan!

What Else You Should Read:

1 comment:

Joanne Roberts said...

This has been on my to read list since it first crossed my radar. It's good to see that your review confirms my suspicions. Looking forward to it. Thanks.

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