8.29.2009

The Kind of Friends We Used to Be

by Frances O'Roark Dowell

Summary: Kate and Marilyn were best friends forever ... until sixth grade. Now as 7th graders, they are trying to navigate their changed relationship as they make new friends and explore new interests. The girls wonder if they'll ever be the kind of friends they used to be.

Thoughts: This book is spot on as it explores the changes that occur in middle school ...changing friendships and girls trying to figure out where they fit in. I loved the characters, especially Kate who is hilarious. This is actually the sequel to The Secret Language of Girls, but it stands alone and doesn't require the reading of the first. I hope there will be more novels about these girls and their middle school experiences.



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