Real Friends

Real Friends

Book - 2017
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When her best friend Adrienne starts hanging out with the most popular girl in class, Shannon questions with whether she and Adrienne will stay friends, and if she is part of the clique.
Publisher: New York : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781626724167
1626724164
9781626727854
1626727856
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Ha
Description: 211 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Audience: 008-012
Additional Contributors: Pham, LeUyen
Poole, Jane

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Best Friends by Shannon Hale

Shannon is entering sixth grade, her last year of elementary school. Soon, she and her friends will move on to middle school, but, for now, they rule the school! Even better, Jen, the most popular girl in school, has declared Shannon her new best friend. Now that she’s finally part of The Group, surely this will be Shannon’s best year ever. Friendship is never easy, though, and getting older… (more)


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Shannon learns about friendship through the changes that school brings. JNF 741.5973 Ha


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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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