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The Kind of Friends We Used to Be
by Frances O'Roark Dowell


Overview - Kate and Marylin are best friends forever....

Well, except for last year when they weren't friends anymore....

And except for this year when they both want to be friends again, but just don't know how.

But the thing is, even as they are trying to fix their broken friendship, they are becoming more and more unalike.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Kate and Marylin are best friends forever....

Well, except for last year when they weren't friends anymore....

And except for this year when they both want to be friends again, but just don't know how.

But the thing is, even as they are trying to fix their broken friendship, they are becoming more and more unalike. And that's becoming harder and harder to deal with. Well, it would be a lot easier if Kate would just take some of Marylin's fashion advice. Ballet flats would look so much better than those big black combat boots. Feminine. But Kate doesn't want to be feminine. She wants to learn guitar and write her own songs; she wants to be the exact opposite of the middle-school cheerleaders. And maybe if Marylin would just stick up for herself and not get bullied by Mazie (the Meanest Cheerleader Ever) into judging anyone who's the least bit different, Marylin and Kate could be real friends again.

Funny, realistic, and incredibly insightful, Edgar Award-winning novelist Frances O'Roark Dowell explores the shifting terrain of middle-school friendship in the companion book to the well-loved The Secret Language of Girls.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781416950318
  • ISBN-10: 1416950311
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: January 2009
  • Page Count: 234
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 7.78 x 5.44 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.62 pounds

Series: Secret Language of Girls Trilogy

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - General (see also headings under Social Themes)

 
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