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Real Friends

Real Friends

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When best friends are not forever . . .

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?

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.

Title:Real Friends
ISBN:1626724164
Format Type:
Number of Pages:214 pages
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    Real Friends Reviews

  • Lola  Reviewer

    No way. I can’t believe how great this book is. If I were a wealthy schoolteacher, I’d gift this to all of my students. This is unlike any memoir I’ve ever read. For starters, it’s a graphic n...

  • Betsy

    The autobiography assignment. I don’t pretend to know precisely why teachers give it out or what they hope child readers will get out of it. About ten years ago, when I was a children’s librarian ...

  • Kelli

    I got this graphic memoir from the library for my 5th grader. I can't believe I have a 5th grader. She has the kindest heart, she is much smarter, funnier, and more athletic than I ever recall being (...

  • First Second Books

    Following little Shannon's life from kindergarten through fifth grade, Real Friends captures the emotional roller coaster ride of friendship, from navigating the tricky waters of cliques and bullies t...

  • Melki

    Why is it so much easier to have virtual friends than real friends? Couldn't we just walk up to someone, and say, "You wanna be my pal?"Shannon Hale takes a look at the difficult prospect of making an...

  • Elise (thebookishactress on wordpress)

    The cover on my arc edition is so much nicer! Oh my god, this was awesome. Real Friends is a brief yet heartfelt tale of being the outcast in a middle school. This book stands out from other books abo...

  • Monica Edinger

    My blog post.Shannon Hale's Real Friends was a Reading Without Walls challenge for me. That is, as a child and still today, I'm not much of a group person, most likely related to my introversion. Fro...

  • Kathryn

    Like many, my tween years were rough. Actually, that’s a vast understatement. I spent most of sixth grade hiding in my bedroom, trying to will myself into the narrow constraints my school’s resid...

  • Katie Grace

    Now I'm convinced that I need to read more graphic novels. Writing and art? Yes please.Real Friends is a memoir of the author's younger life and her struggles with friendship, which made it extremely ...

  • Jennifer

    This graphic novel by superhero team Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham, based on Hale's childhood school experience, made me ugly cry in the faculty room at 9:30 in the morning. Real Friends is a little TO...