Reviews and Blog Posts: Friendship

Ava and Pip

by Carol Weston

Reviewer Rating:
3

10 year old Ava Wren is an outgoing word nerd whose biggest annoyance is being constantly overshadowed at home by her shy older sister, Pip. She understands why most of the time, because Pip is not just shy, but painfully shy. Like, barely says two words on any given day at...

You look different in real life

by Jennifer Castle

Reviewer Rating:
4

Justine used to be the sassy breakout star of the "Five At..." documentaries, but at 16 and with the next installment due to be filmed, she feels she's failed to live up to everyone's expectations of her, including her own. She has no boyfriend, no ambition, and she doesn't really...

Everything leads to you

by Nina LaCour

A story of connection, family, the power of movies, and the power of the stories we tell ourselves, Emi Price's summer is captivating. She's just graduated from high school, has been working as set design intern for a movie studio for years, and has just gotten a big break and...

Noggin

by John Corey Whaley

Reviewer Rating:
5

16 year old Travis is dying of leukemia so his family makes the shocking decision to cut off his head and freeze it in case technology can someday bring him back. He's not ready to go but he's tired. He's leaving behind his parents, his best friend Kyle and worst...

An invisible thread

by Laura Schroff

Reviewer Rating:
4

An Invisible Thread is the true story of a New York City businesswoman and an 11-year-old panhandler. The title comes from the Chinese proverb, "An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never...

Friends forever a novel

by Danielle Steel

Reviewer Rating:
1

Now I know why I’ve never been much of a romance reader—pedestrian writing at best, undeveloped characters that I never grew to care about and a plot that was more recitations of events than compelling. A tough slog, indeed!

Five, six, seven, Nate!

by Tim Federle

Reviewer Rating:
3

Nate from Better Nate Than Ever is back, and this time he's legitimately living in New York City with his aunt, in rehearsals for E.T.: The Musical as second understudy for E.T. himself. While it was great to hear Nate's voice again in this sequel, I didn't find it...

Unicorn thinks he's pretty great

by Bob Shea

Reviewer Rating:
5

This book was awesome. I mean, really, a jealous goat  and a “show-off” unicorn become best friends and realize their own strengths and weaknesses? Aw, right? And the illustrations are ridiculous and hilarious. They’re also straightforward and vibrant in a way sure to appeal to young readers. Bob Shea finds...

How to ditch your fairy

by Justine Larbalestier

Reviewer Rating:
3

Most people have a fairy which charms them in some way. Charlie's best friend, Rochelle, has a clothes shopping fairy which always scores her amazing deals (when it isn't raining, anyway). Charlie's romantic rival, Fiorenze, has an all boys will like you fairy which overrides their usual dating tastes. Charlie,...

Bluffton : my summers with Buster

by Matt Phelan

Reviewer Rating:
3

Every summer is very typical for Henry Harrison until the summer of 1908, when a group of Vaudeville performers vacation nearby. Henry is infatuated with their exciting lives and hilarious performances. He quickly makes friends with one of the star performers, Buster. Henry envies Buster’s exciting life and Buster envies...

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