Apr 27, 2017

Early Reader Review: Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Real FriendsReal Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
Publisher:  First Second
Publication Date:  May 2, 2017

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format: Ebook
Source: From Netgalley and First Second in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.



Goodreads Synopsis: 
When best friends are not forever . . .

Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.

Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group—or out?

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.
This middle grade graphic novel was an earnest depiction of how friendships change and grow as we get older. Told from the point of view of Shannon, we encounter her friends as she progresses through school. There is bullying and transformation of people throughout this novel and it is very honest. 

The story is about friendship but also about learning to adapt and stand up for yourself and do what you think is right for you but also for those around you. It was a realistic account told in wonderful images of Shannon and her life. 

I think that this book will be enjoyed by both girls and boys because of how engaging it is, there is something for everyone here.  A wonderful read!

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