Real Friends

Category: Book
By (author): Hale, Shannon
Illustrated By: Pham, Leuyen
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Bullying
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Friendship
Audience: young adult
Publisher: First Second
Published: May 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.00in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*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 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?
Review Quote*A wistful, affecting, and utterly charming exploration of the realities of childhood friendship." - Booklist, starred review "This tender, perceptive graphic memoir is bound to resonate with most readers, especially fans of Raina Telgemeier and kids struggling with the often turbulent waters of friendships and cliques." - School Library Journal, starred review "A wonderfully observed portrait of finding one's place in your world." - Publishers Weekly, starred review "Readers will appreciate Shannon's fantastic imagination that lightens her tough journey toward courage and self-acceptance." - Kirkus Reviews " Real Friends is honest and heartfelt, and sure to be loved by anyone who has ever felt like an outsider. The artwork is stunning, too!" - Victoria Jamieson, New York Times -bestselling and Newbery Honor author of Roller Girl "Fresh, fun, and achingly real. Bravo!" - Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times- bestselling and Newbery Honor author and co-creator of Sunny Side Up and the Babymouse series "Real Friends made me laugh, broke my heart, and gave me hope. This book is SO GOOD. SO MANY FEELS." - Gene Luen Yang, New York Times -bestselling and National Book Award Finalist author of American Born Chinese "
Biographical NoteShannon Hale's mother says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in her carriage as the two strolled through the neighborhood; once she could form complete sentences, she made up stories, bribing her younger siblings to perform them in mini plays. When she was ten, she began writing books, mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine, and she continued writing secretly for years while pursuing acting in stage and improv comedy. After detours studying in Mexico, the U. K., and Paraguay, Shannon earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. In the interim, she submitted short stories and novels to magazines and publishers, saving all her rejection letters which she has since laminated into one continuous 60-foot roll which she proudly unfurls to audiences as a testament to her dedication and determination. Since the publication of her first book, The Goose Girl, in 2003,Shannon has become a beloved author to young readers as well as booksellers and educators. Her third novel, Princess Academy, earned her a Newbery Honor and is a New York Times, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller. Shannon has also written books for adults, Austenland and The Actor and the Housewife . Shannon lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, Dean, their children, and their pet, a small plastic pig. LEUYEN PHAM worked in animation before turning to children's books. She wrote and illustrated Big Sister, Little Sister and The Bear Who Wasn't There, and is the illustrator of numerous other picture books. Ms. Pham lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband.