Real Friends

Real Friends

Book - 2017
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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 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
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781626727854
1626727856
9781626724167
1626724164
Branch Call Number: JG REAL
Characteristics: 207 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm

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Angie206
Oct 17, 2017

Good graphic novel. It illustrated one of the things that is wrong with yesterday's millennials and today's youth. Perfect to get that point across to them. Something for society to ponder.

This book touched on so many things that happened in my own youth. As a person who grew up with social anxiety, this touched me tremendously. I really bonded with the main character and I was really rooting for her. This is an excellent book to show how to handle cliques and would be bullies.

EricaV_KCMO Sep 13, 2017

This book hit very close to home. It's as if Shannon had a window into my grade school life. We both started kindergarten the same year me I suffered through friends all through elementary school. I truly think so many kids will connect with this book and see themselves in Shannon's story. This is a great graphic novel. You get a real sense of Shannon's sense of awkwardness. I loved the early 80s fashions and references to pop culture at the time when being the fan of a particular group could make or break your coolness. I'm sure it's still the same but having a tape of a group was such a sense of coolness. Wonderful book!

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wombatcombat
Aug 23, 2017

Astonishing artwork, this is an honest graphic novel, capturing the most honest and heartfelt stories about friendship. Awesome!

AL_MARY Jun 30, 2017

As someone who grew up in the same time period, and also suffered from red hair and anxiety, this book hit me right in the feels. The challenges of making new friends and keeping old is portrayed accurately and will resonate with any elementary child. Also, THE TOPS OF CARROTS ARE GREEN SO WHY DID THEY CALL US "CARROT TOP?"

Chapel_Hill_KrystalB Jun 20, 2017

I loved everything about this book- the writing, the characters, the illustrations, the TIME PERIOD. I’m a proud child of the 80’s and this took me back to my absolute favorite decade.

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wildct2003
Jun 12, 2017

Enjoyable read. Focuses on family and classmate relationships.

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marthabwaters
Jun 06, 2017

This is a lovely, heartfelt graphic memoir that I think should find a wide audience among kids who love Raina Telgemeier’s work, among others. This look at the complex dynamics of friendships, the feelings of being “in” one moment and “out” the next, felt so real and so resonant – I think kids will lap this up, and probably see a lot of their own lives represented here, despite the fact that it’s set in the ‘80s. Highly recommended.

multcolib_susannel May 20, 2017

Growing up is hard enough without friends you can't trust and a sister that hates you.

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sue2138
May 05, 2017

Great for fans of Raina Telgemeier. Probably just of interest for girls, though as it shows the trials of trying to make friends with a cliquey group of elementary school girls.

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