So Done


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$7.99  $7.35
Greenwillow Books
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5.2 X 7.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Before becoming a full-time writer, Paula Chase worked in nonprofit communications and in public relations for a tech company. She is the cofounder of The Brown Bookshelf, an organization that increases awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. So Done is her first middle grade novel. She lives with her family outside of Annapolis, Maryland.


"A beautifully written and achingly realistic portrayal of the growing pains even the best friendships often must endure. Tai and Mila's journey felt as real and messy and ultimately hopeful as all true friendships are."--- Jo Knowles, award-winning author of See You At Harry's, Still A work In Progress and the forthcoming Where the Heart Is (2019)
"Chase vividly conjures the triumphs, tensions, and worries percolating in the girls' low-income neighborhood. Tai's exuberance forms an effective foil to Mila's internal turmoil, and the building anticipation about who will be chosen for the program and whether Mila will divulge her secret will keep readers turning pages."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Themes of friendship, trust, loyalty, and family are examined with a sharp eye... Characterization is nuanced and skillfully layered...A pitch-perfect look at changing adolescent relationships and resilience."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"The protagonists tell their stories in memorable voices that ring true to their characters. ...both Mila and Tai are young women that readers will root for."--The Horn Book
"An honest coming-of-age tale with two different girls dealing with real issues, crushes, and finding themselves ...Chase pulls no punches when it comes to emotional honesty... The dual-perspective narrative tackles serious subjects through an adolescent lens"--ALA Booklist
"Chase presents genuine characters whose interactions are authentic...So Done excellently embodies the experience of young, black girls and the stress and triumphs of striving to be an individual in a community that respects sticking together above all else."--Shelf Awareness