Real Friends

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"Fresh and funny." --New York Times Book Review

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.

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?

Parents Magazine Best Graphic Novel of 2017
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017
A 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice
2018 YALSA Great Graphic Novel

Author: Shannon Hale
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: First Second
Published: 05/02/2017
Series: Friends #1
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.56w x 0.56d
ISBN: 9781626727854
Audience: 08 - 12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.6
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 189200 / Real Friends

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 02/01/2017 pg. 125
Publishers Weekly 02/27/2017
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2017 pg. 102
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2017
Booklist 04/15/2017 pg. 39
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2017 pg. 116

About the Author

Shannon Hale is the bestselling author of many books for children, including the Ever After High series, Princess Academy (Newbery Honor book), and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl middle grade novel. She co-wrote the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack and the chapter book series The Princess in Black with her husband Dean Hale. They live with their four children near Salt Lake City, Utah.

LeUyen Pham has illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris and the bestselling Princess in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale. She is the co-creator, along with Shannon Hale, of the bestselling graphic memoirs Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever. Her own books include The Bear Who Wasn't There and Big Sister, Little Sister. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, LeUyen lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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