Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cool Summer Reads: My Best Frenemy by Julie Bowe

Ida May has a best friend, finally. Everything should be great! But....there's a new game in school, and somehow it gets out of hand. Now, not only has Ida May lost her best friend, she doesn't have ANY friends! How can she get them back?

Bowe presents the perfect blend of friendship angst, and her characters are rich and varied, no stereotypes here! The characters are realistic and their actions are believable, but not black and white. Ida's realization of the different ways people can be friends and the growth of the various characters pulls the plot of school excitements and friendship bumps along to a satisfying conclusion.

A perfect summer read - or back to school read - for 3rd and 4th graders. If you haven't met Ida May before, check out the first two books, My Last Best Friend and My New Best Friend.

Located on the New shelf in the children's area, J BOW

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