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Real Friends 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 JourneyWhen Best Friends Are Not ForeverShannon 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 , And Some Girls Would Do Anything To Stay On Top Even If It Means Bullying OthersNow 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

About the Author: Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale is the New York Times best selling author of six young adult novels the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, and the highly acclaimed Books of Bayern series She has written three books for adults, including the upcoming Midnight in Austenland Jan 2012 , companion book to Austenland She co wrote the hit graphic novel Rapunzel s Reveng

10 thoughts on “Real Friends

  1. says:

    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 novel, so it s not your usual memoir Also, since Shannon Hale is obsessed with stories, there are stories within this story It s really special Truthfully, the plot isn t exceptional I mean, it s about a girl in middle school who has trouble making friends, and even when she

  2. says:

    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 in New York City, it was to be feared A small child would walk into my room, belly up to the reader s advisory desk, and ask for an autobiography You mean a biography No of course not, silly librarian An AUTObiography, see And there, clear as crystal, was the printed assignm

  3. says:

    Perfect for a 10 year old, Real Friends looks at the complex relationships among elementary school girls It teaches readers that good friends don t treat you badly.It also delves into the thorny issues of sibling abuse and rivalry, bullying and crushes.I liked Real Friends not only for ...

  4. says:

    I ve had my eye on this graphic novel memoir set in the 80s for awhile now, so I was beyond keen on getting my reading on I sped through this thrilling ride in one big whirlwind 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 wou

  5. says:

    Friendship in younger years can be especially hard because our worlds are small If you haven t found your group yet, hang in there Your world will keep growing larger and wider You deserve to have real friends, the kind who treat you well and get how amazing you are I didn t realize this was a memoir about Hale s elementary school years That made it all the awesome I hate cliques, so I could relate to Shannon s loneliness when her best friend joins the group I sometimes wish I could g

  6. says:

    Accurate to the point of heartbreaking, this is a very honest look at the complexities of friendship and family dynamics Some of this felt like it was copied from my Cabbage Kid Diary, some of it made me grateful that it never happened to me Such an important read for kids and parents Thi...

  7. says:

    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 athletic than I ever recall being ever but guess what I still hear reports about girls calling her weird, about girls forming groups, about the timeless, treacherous terrain of elementary school friendship Children today are educated about bullying and my girl puts up with nothing, but at the end of the day, we all just want to feel loved and

  8. says:

    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 to her never ending struggle to stay in The Group Shannon s honest ...

  9. says:

    i really liked the plot illustrations in this book i think it moved at a nice pace and it was a fun, easy read.

  10. says:

    Although I do have to admit that I probably would have enjoyed Shannon Hale s autobiographical middle grade Real Friends considerably in a non graphic novel format mostly because I do think that LeUyen Pham s accompanying artwork, whilst bright and descriptive, were and are just a bit too cartoony for my own aesthetic tastes and perhaps also my present mood , I have indeed found Real Friends both engaging and evocative and also very much and in a painful manner reminiscent of my own childhood and how difficult and frau

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