Best Friends

Best Friends

Sequel to Shannon Hale's award-winning graphic novel memoir, "Real Friends", this new graphic memoir picks up where "Real Friends" left off. As Shannon grows a little older, the rules of friendship always seem to be changing, leaving her guessing and trying her best to just keep up. "Best Friends" shares its predecessor's frankness, compassion, and enthralling, heartfelt v Sequel to Shannon Hale's award-winning graphic novel memoir, "Real Friends", this new graphic memoir picks up where "Real...

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  • Abby Johnson
    Sep 06, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

  • Kristy
    Aug 27, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

  • Laura
    Aug 28, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

  • Melissa
    Aug 28, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

  • vanessa
    Sep 06, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

    Really great! I wasn't blown away by the first book, Real Friends, which dealt with how Shannon saw friendships change through her childhood. Best Friends was much more about internal struggles and gets to the complicated feelings late elementary and early middle school children feel. ...

  • Catie
    Aug 28, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

  • Steph
    Aug 29, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

    Really great! I wasn't blown away by the first book, Real Friends, which dealt with how Shannon saw friendships change through her childhood. Best Friends was much more about internal struggles and gets to the complicated feelings late elementary and early middle school children feel. ...

    Riveting and real. Several times I had to put the book down and just stare and yet I read it all in one sitting. I seldom buy paper books (I move often) but after reading Best Friends, I knew I'd want this one for my son's bookshelf. It's a fantastic exploration of what it means to be...

    This was the perfect distraction from my children post full moon. It so perfectly showcases the messiness of being a pre-teen and the simple power of a well-executed graphic novel. The parts about anxiety, in particular, were incredibly well done. Shannon as both an author and a main c...

    Shannon Hale picks up her memoir from where she left off in Real Friends. This portion begins as she enters sixth grade, and tries to maneuver her way through the labyrinth of middle school. She experiences the roller coaster ride of making new friends, and keeping her dream alive of b...

    I wish I had a book like this in 6th grade. The evolution of friendships and relationships at this age is so stressful for kids. It?s hard to navigate socially acceptable norms and yet be your own person. It?s good to hear someone say they had anxiety in school. I felt a lot of wha...

    Enjoyed the literary side story and the strong emphasis on creativity. A lot of the drama (and time skips) felt choppy, with the former seeming a bit familiar, but overall I?m sure this graphic novel will resonate with its target audience. ...

    Wonderful sequel, I loved the inclusion of Shannon's creative writing. Both Real - & Best Friends shows how complex friendships are. It's so political and stressful to fit. Much of the story was like a memory trip. ...

    I needed this book when I was in fifth grade...I cannot wait to give it to my students. ...

    Friendships are complicated. :-) ...

  • Amanda
    Sep 14, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

    Really great! I wasn't blown away by the first book, Real Friends, which dealt with how Shannon saw friendships change through her childhood. Best Friends was much more about internal struggles and gets to the complicated feelings late elementary and early middle school children feel. ...

    Riveting and real. Several times I had to put the book down and just stare and yet I read it all in one sitting. I seldom buy paper books (I move often) but after reading Best Friends, I knew I'd want this one for my son's bookshelf. It's a fantastic exploration of what it means to be...

    This was the perfect distraction from my children post full moon. It so perfectly showcases the messiness of being a pre-teen and the simple power of a well-executed graphic novel. The parts about anxiety, in particular, were incredibly well done. Shannon as both an author and a main c...

    Shannon Hale picks up her memoir from where she left off in Real Friends. This portion begins as she enters sixth grade, and tries to maneuver her way through the labyrinth of middle school. She experiences the roller coaster ride of making new friends, and keeping her dream alive of b...

    I wish I had a book like this in 6th grade. The evolution of friendships and relationships at this age is so stressful for kids. It?s hard to navigate socially acceptable norms and yet be your own person. It?s good to hear someone say they had anxiety in school. I felt a lot of wha...

    Enjoyed the literary side story and the strong emphasis on creativity. A lot of the drama (and time skips) felt choppy, with the former seeming a bit familiar, but overall I?m sure this graphic novel will resonate with its target audience. ...

    Wonderful sequel, I loved the inclusion of Shannon's creative writing. Both Real - & Best Friends shows how complex friendships are. It's so political and stressful to fit. Much of the story was like a memory trip. ...

    I needed this book when I was in fifth grade...I cannot wait to give it to my students. ...

  • Laura
    Aug 31, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

  • Michelle
    Sep 03, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

  • Brittany
    Sep 14, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

    Really great! I wasn't blown away by the first book, Real Friends, which dealt with how Shannon saw friendships change through her childhood. Best Friends was much more about internal struggles and gets to the complicated feelings late elementary and early middle school children feel. ...

    Riveting and real. Several times I had to put the book down and just stare and yet I read it all in one sitting. I seldom buy paper books (I move often) but after reading Best Friends, I knew I'd want this one for my son's bookshelf. It's a fantastic exploration of what it means to be...

    This was the perfect distraction from my children post full moon. It so perfectly showcases the messiness of being a pre-teen and the simple power of a well-executed graphic novel. The parts about anxiety, in particular, were incredibly well done. Shannon as both an author and a main c...

  • Theresa
    Sep 15, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

    Really great! I wasn't blown away by the first book, Real Friends, which dealt with how Shannon saw friendships change through her childhood. Best Friends was much more about internal struggles and gets to the complicated feelings late elementary and early middle school children feel. ...

    Riveting and real. Several times I had to put the book down and just stare and yet I read it all in one sitting. I seldom buy paper books (I move often) but after reading Best Friends, I knew I'd want this one for my son's bookshelf. It's a fantastic exploration of what it means to be...

    This was the perfect distraction from my children post full moon. It so perfectly showcases the messiness of being a pre-teen and the simple power of a well-executed graphic novel. The parts about anxiety, in particular, were incredibly well done. Shannon as both an author and a main c...

    Shannon Hale picks up her memoir from where she left off in Real Friends. This portion begins as she enters sixth grade, and tries to maneuver her way through the labyrinth of middle school. She experiences the roller coaster ride of making new friends, and keeping her dream alive of b...

    I wish I had a book like this in 6th grade. The evolution of friendships and relationships at this age is so stressful for kids. It?s hard to navigate socially acceptable norms and yet be your own person. It?s good to hear someone say they had anxiety in school. I felt a lot of wha...

  • Anoush Emrazian
    Sep 05, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

  • Luna
    Sep 15, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

    Really great! I wasn't blown away by the first book, Real Friends, which dealt with how Shannon saw friendships change through her childhood. Best Friends was much more about internal struggles and gets to the complicated feelings late elementary and early middle school children feel. ...

    Riveting and real. Several times I had to put the book down and just stare and yet I read it all in one sitting. I seldom buy paper books (I move often) but after reading Best Friends, I knew I'd want this one for my son's bookshelf. It's a fantastic exploration of what it means to be...

    This was the perfect distraction from my children post full moon. It so perfectly showcases the messiness of being a pre-teen and the simple power of a well-executed graphic novel. The parts about anxiety, in particular, were incredibly well done. Shannon as both an author and a main c...

    Shannon Hale picks up her memoir from where she left off in Real Friends. This portion begins as she enters sixth grade, and tries to maneuver her way through the labyrinth of middle school. She experiences the roller coaster ride of making new friends, and keeping her dream alive of b...

    I wish I had a book like this in 6th grade. The evolution of friendships and relationships at this age is so stressful for kids. It?s hard to navigate socially acceptable norms and yet be your own person. It?s good to hear someone say they had anxiety in school. I felt a lot of wha...

    Enjoyed the literary side story and the strong emphasis on creativity. A lot of the drama (and time skips) felt choppy, with the former seeming a bit familiar, but overall I?m sure this graphic novel will resonate with its target audience. ...

    Wonderful sequel, I loved the inclusion of Shannon's creative writing. Both Real - & Best Friends shows how complex friendships are. It's so political and stressful to fit. Much of the story was like a memory trip. ...

  • Laura
    Sep 23, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

    Really great! I wasn't blown away by the first book, Real Friends, which dealt with how Shannon saw friendships change through her childhood. Best Friends was much more about internal struggles and gets to the complicated feelings late elementary and early middle school children feel. ...

    Riveting and real. Several times I had to put the book down and just stare and yet I read it all in one sitting. I seldom buy paper books (I move often) but after reading Best Friends, I knew I'd want this one for my son's bookshelf. It's a fantastic exploration of what it means to be...

  • Jenna
    Aug 29, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

    Really great! I wasn't blown away by the first book, Real Friends, which dealt with how Shannon saw friendships change through her childhood. Best Friends was much more about internal struggles and gets to the complicated feelings late elementary and early middle school children feel. ...

    Riveting and real. Several times I had to put the book down and just stare and yet I read it all in one sitting. I seldom buy paper books (I move often) but after reading Best Friends, I knew I'd want this one for my son's bookshelf. It's a fantastic exploration of what it means to be...

    This was the perfect distraction from my children post full moon. It so perfectly showcases the messiness of being a pre-teen and the simple power of a well-executed graphic novel. The parts about anxiety, in particular, were incredibly well done. Shannon as both an author and a main c...

    Shannon Hale picks up her memoir from where she left off in Real Friends. This portion begins as she enters sixth grade, and tries to maneuver her way through the labyrinth of middle school. She experiences the roller coaster ride of making new friends, and keeping her dream alive of b...

    I wish I had a book like this in 6th grade. The evolution of friendships and relationships at this age is so stressful for kids. It?s hard to navigate socially acceptable norms and yet be your own person. It?s good to hear someone say they had anxiety in school. I felt a lot of wha...

    Enjoyed the literary side story and the strong emphasis on creativity. A lot of the drama (and time skips) felt choppy, with the former seeming a bit familiar, but overall I?m sure this graphic novel will resonate with its target audience. ...

  • E
    Sep 05, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

  • Anthony
    Sep 14, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

    Really great! I wasn't blown away by the first book, Real Friends, which dealt with how Shannon saw friendships change through her childhood. Best Friends was much more about internal struggles and gets to the complicated feelings late elementary and early middle school children feel. ...

    Riveting and real. Several times I had to put the book down and just stare and yet I read it all in one sitting. I seldom buy paper books (I move often) but after reading Best Friends, I knew I'd want this one for my son's bookshelf. It's a fantastic exploration of what it means to be...

    This was the perfect distraction from my children post full moon. It so perfectly showcases the messiness of being a pre-teen and the simple power of a well-executed graphic novel. The parts about anxiety, in particular, were incredibly well done. Shannon as both an author and a main c...

    Shannon Hale picks up her memoir from where she left off in Real Friends. This portion begins as she enters sixth grade, and tries to maneuver her way through the labyrinth of middle school. She experiences the roller coaster ride of making new friends, and keeping her dream alive of b...

  • Tara
    Sep 21, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

  • Jessica
    Aug 27, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

  • Lindsey
    Sep 13, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

  • Maureen Agnes
    Sep 20, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

  • Melanie Dulaney
    Jul 23, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

  • Lily Williams
    Aug 28, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

  • Heather Johnson
    Aug 27, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

  • Barred Owl Books
    Jun 17, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

  • Tucker
    Dec 04, 2018

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

  • Katie Mac
    Sep 04, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

    Really great! I wasn't blown away by the first book, Real Friends, which dealt with how Shannon saw friendships change through her childhood. Best Friends was much more about internal struggles and gets to the complicated feelings late elementary and early middle school children feel. ...

    Riveting and real. Several times I had to put the book down and just stare and yet I read it all in one sitting. I seldom buy paper books (I move often) but after reading Best Friends, I knew I'd want this one for my son's bookshelf. It's a fantastic exploration of what it means to be...

    This was the perfect distraction from my children post full moon. It so perfectly showcases the messiness of being a pre-teen and the simple power of a well-executed graphic novel. The parts about anxiety, in particular, were incredibly well done. Shannon as both an author and a main c...

    Shannon Hale picks up her memoir from where she left off in Real Friends. This portion begins as she enters sixth grade, and tries to maneuver her way through the labyrinth of middle school. She experiences the roller coaster ride of making new friends, and keeping her dream alive of b...

    I wish I had a book like this in 6th grade. The evolution of friendships and relationships at this age is so stressful for kids. It?s hard to navigate socially acceptable norms and yet be your own person. It?s good to hear someone say they had anxiety in school. I felt a lot of wha...

    Enjoyed the literary side story and the strong emphasis on creativity. A lot of the drama (and time skips) felt choppy, with the former seeming a bit familiar, but overall I?m sure this graphic novel will resonate with its target audience. ...

    Wonderful sequel, I loved the inclusion of Shannon's creative writing. Both Real - & Best Friends shows how complex friendships are. It's so political and stressful to fit. Much of the story was like a memory trip. ...

    I needed this book when I was in fifth grade...I cannot wait to give it to my students. ...

    Friendships are complicated. :-) ...

    Hale tackles the tricky minefields of friendship once more as Sharon enters the 6th grade and deals with friends moving away, sleepovers, gossip, boys, and creating your own schedule. ...

    I'm astonished at how accurately Shannon Hale manages to capture the anxiety the tenuousness of middle-school friendships (and their ever-changing rules) cause. As an anxious kid (and an anxious adult), this is an accurate reflection of the thoughts that were constantly running through...

  • Heather McC
    Sep 06, 2019

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...

    3 1/2 stars Sixth grade is so hard. Your friends form new groups, your body becomes a stranger, your brain chemistry explodes, and everyone starts pairing off in strange pre-dating rituals. This book does a lot to help eleven year olds make sense of it all, and my daughter really ap...

    How do I put this delicately? If you don't like Shannon Hale, you're wrong. ...

    Lucy (8yo) read this book twice on the evening of its ?book birthday? and said it was ?SO good.? A really great follow up to the stellar Real Friends. This story has the same themes as the first book, so some of the details are repeated. But the explorations of beginning adoles...

    So good. This standalone sequel to Real Friends dives in deep to Shannon?s 6th grade year and her struggles with the girls she?s friends with. They?re not always nice, but she?s not always nice either. Is friendship really supposed to feel this way? And what about the bad thoug...

    Oh my gosh, Shannon Hale has captured how hard it is to understand friends in Junior High. I so sympathize with this memoir of her life in sixth grade. I too wrote stories, and couldn't' understand all the rules that my friends had. She is so right that it is like a game where the r...

    ?Fresh and funny.? ?New York Times Book Review 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 best friends are ...

    This ?sequel? to Hale?s graphic memoir, ?Real Friends? is just as amazing as her first book! This time, readers experience Hale navigating 6th grade with Jen, Jenny and Adrienne. As an adult, I drew so many parallels to my own experience as a 6th grader and was struck by the ...

    Shannon. Freaking. Hale! I love you!! I loved this book, its like she was in my 6th grade brain!! This story, like Real Friends was spot on, with the drama, insecurity, and fear that come with growing up. I would recommend this to ALL the kids! A million stars! ...

    Love this. So much. ...

    This was so perfect and accurate that it was almost painful to read. Anxiety! Friendship drama! Middle School ! ...

    I found the depiction of anxiety and struggle for friendship in middle school very realistic. ...

    Dear Shannon, I would have been your best friend in sixth grade, because I, too, wanted to be imaginative and fun and not some Stepford Wife-in-training whose only concerns were boys and what was "in." To all of you who were or are those fun, imaginative sixth graders: I hear you...

    Readers of Libenson?s ?Invisible Emmie? and Hale?s ?Real Friends? will flock to the continuation of her making friends/fitting in/finding one?s self graphic novel series. The illustrations are bold and engaging and the plot, although completely predictable, will ring true...

    I really enjoyed the story to the sequel of, "Real Friends." "Real Friends" grabbed me by the first panel, but "Best Friends" took me a while to get into (mean while I am 33 reading about sixth graders...I don't think I'm the targeted audience), but once it pulled me in, I loved it! ...

    I read this in advance of gifting it to a young friend and I'm glad I did because I'm not sure it's quite appropriate for her age. I'm going to let her parents decide. As a continuation of Hale's memoir (started in Real Friends), we see young Shannon in 6th grade. It's a lot more fu...

    Real Friends is one of my all-time favorite books and when I picked up my copy of Best Friends, I knew it would be like returning into something sweet, painfully honest, and a reflection of how I felt so much of the time at the same age. Yet, it exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. If ...

    I try to read most of the books my daughter's are reading so I can talk to them about them. When my daughter finished this one, she said, "mom you should read this, you will really like it." And she was right. It's such a good book for young preteen girls to read. It's a great way to o...

    Really great! I wasn't blown away by the first book, Real Friends, which dealt with how Shannon saw friendships change through her childhood. Best Friends was much more about internal struggles and gets to the complicated feelings late elementary and early middle school children feel. ...

    Riveting and real. Several times I had to put the book down and just stare and yet I read it all in one sitting. I seldom buy paper books (I move often) but after reading Best Friends, I knew I'd want this one for my son's bookshelf. It's a fantastic exploration of what it means to be...

    This was the perfect distraction from my children post full moon. It so perfectly showcases the messiness of being a pre-teen and the simple power of a well-executed graphic novel. The parts about anxiety, in particular, were incredibly well done. Shannon as both an author and a main c...

    Shannon Hale picks up her memoir from where she left off in Real Friends. This portion begins as she enters sixth grade, and tries to maneuver her way through the labyrinth of middle school. She experiences the roller coaster ride of making new friends, and keeping her dream alive of b...

    I wish I had a book like this in 6th grade. The evolution of friendships and relationships at this age is so stressful for kids. It?s hard to navigate socially acceptable norms and yet be your own person. It?s good to hear someone say they had anxiety in school. I felt a lot of wha...

    Enjoyed the literary side story and the strong emphasis on creativity. A lot of the drama (and time skips) felt choppy, with the former seeming a bit familiar, but overall I?m sure this graphic novel will resonate with its target audience. ...

    Wonderful sequel, I loved the inclusion of Shannon's creative writing. Both Real - & Best Friends shows how complex friendships are. It's so political and stressful to fit. Much of the story was like a memory trip. ...

    I needed this book when I was in fifth grade...I cannot wait to give it to my students. ...

    Friendships are complicated. :-) ...

    Hale tackles the tricky minefields of friendship once more as Sharon enters the 6th grade and deals with friends moving away, sleepovers, gossip, boys, and creating your own schedule. ...

  • Truebluedah ♪
    Dec 04, 2018

    F***KKKK wait, this is a children's book. i probably shouldn't swear. FOOOOOOORRRRRRRK THIS WAS SO GOOD! REView to come!! ************ Oh my GOSH OH my GOSH! I'm crying because I'M SO EXCITED ...

    12/4/18 Yasssssssss! YAS! YAS! *BANGS HEAD ON SCREEN* YASSSSSSSSSSSS IS THIS REAL? *BANG* YES! TIS REAL! Edit 9/5/19: I just read it last night in about an hour or so than stayed up till midnight marking each page with sticky notes for my review. Expect one soon! ;) M...