Plumbing the depths of friendship and cliques, this debut novel will speak to fans of Rossi s popular website, HelloGiggles, as well as all girls trying to discover their own identity while learning what it means to really be friends. Read more...
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Plumbing the depths of friendship and cliques, this debut novel will speak to fans of Rossi s popular website, HelloGiggles, as well as all girls trying to discover their own identity while learning what it means to really be friends. "Booklist"
*Featuring a foreword by 'New Girl' star Zooey Deschanel*
Perfect for fans of Kody Keplinger's"The DUFF"and Morgan Matson's"Since You've Been Gone, "the delightfully funny debut novel A TALE OF TWO BESTIES is full of giggles and surprises.
Best friends. BFFs. Soul twinsies. Whatever you want to call them, Harper and Lily were born to be besties. With high school just around the corner, casual-cool Cali girl Harper and awkward, always-costumed Lily make sure to text each other every day about their bond:
Harper: I love you so much that I am going to sneak out of detention to pay that guy from Craigslist $100 to cut off all your hair for my secret collection.
Lily: I love you so much I m going destroy everyone in your life that matters and force you to depend and love only me.
Harper: That sounds beautiful. I love you.
Not even the threat of different high schools could throw this BFFship off-course, even if Lily begs her parents not to send her to the dreaded Pathways," a special school for creative types, while effortlessly-popular Harper attends Beverly High with the rest of their class.
But in a city where fitting in means standing out and there s nothing more uncool than being cool, it s the naturally charismatic Harper--with her blond hair and perfect bone structure--who finds herself fighting the tide of American Apparel d teens who rule the school. Meanwhile, it s the perpetually gawkward Lily--who accessories every ensemble with a pair of tattered fairy wings--who finds herself flying alongside the queen bees of Pathways. Can BFF-ship survive the tidal wave of HS drama, or does growing up mean leaving some friends behind?
It's like my twins stepped out of the eighties and dropped down into today. Deliciously funny with heart. Francine Pascal, bestselling author and creator of the Sweet Valley High series"
- ISBN-13: 9781595148056
- ISBN-10: 1595148051
- Publisher: Razorbill
- Publish Date: May 2015
- Page Count: 320
- Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-04-27
- Reviewer: Staff
This debut YA novel by Rossi, a cofounder of online community HelloGiggles.com (along with actress Zooey Deschanel, who contributes a foreword), examines a friendship in flux. Told from the alternating perspectives of and text messages between best friends Lily and Harper, the story follows these independent-thinking girls' separate high-school journeys. With encouragement from Harper and a pair of fairy wings that she has worn with her outfits since elementary school, "gawkward" Lily learned early on that "being different could be a power instead of a curse." When Lily enters an alternative private high school that champions individuality and is swept into a cultish club, its leader hijacks Lily's trademark look and makes wings a mandatory accessory for members. While a confused yet flattered Lily basks in her newfound popularity, typically confident Harper struggles socially in her public school and feels abandoned by Lily. Though the dialed-up theatrics and fanatical club protocol stretch believability, Rossi has a handle on teen voices and emotions, and offers a distinctive take on personal integrity, conformity, stereotyping, peer pressure, bullying, and loyalty. Ages 12–up. (May)