Monday, May 1, 2017

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Real Friends

Real Friends
by Shannon Hale
Illustrations by LeUyen Pham
First Second Books (2017)
Graphic Novel (Memoir)

What It's All About:

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.
Why You'll Love It:
  • Pham’s brightly colored panels are the perfect complement to Hale’s nuanced story, particularly when she zooms in on reactions, subtle gestures, and facial expressions that add captivating emotional depth.
  • It's bound to resonate with most readers, especially kids struggling with the often turbulent waters of friendships and cliques.
Who Should Read It:

Perfect for 3rd-6th graders...and here's the book trailer!

What Else You Should Read:


Nicole L. said...

This looks awesome!! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Cheriee Weichel said...

I am really looking forward to this. Aren't they the team who bring us the Princess in Black series?r

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Yes indeed!

GatheringBooks said...

It does look very interesting - and the kind of book my daughter would have loved if she was years younger. :)

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