The Friendship Lie


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5.6 X 7.6 X 1.0 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Rebecca Donnelly was born in England and has lived in California, Florida, and New Mexico. She has an MA in Humanities and a Master's in Library and Information Science. She is the author of many best-loved books for children, including Cats Are a Liquid (nominated for the Mewbery Award), How Slippery Is a Banana Peel?, and Super Spaghetti. Her debut middle-grade novel, How to Stage a Catastrophe, was an Indies Introduce/Kids' Indie Next pick. Rebecca lives in and writes from northern New York.
RAMONA KAULITZKI est une illustratrice à la pige établie en Allemagne. Elle se spécialise dans l'illustration pour enfants.


Perfectly capturing the struggles of navigating early interpersonal conflict, this book is designed to not only resonate with young readers, but also to subtly share wisdom regarding emotional intelligence. Incorporating diverse experiences without belaboring their presence, The Friendship Lie also embodies social consciousness without becoming a "very special episode." The microaggressions that Sybella experiences as a biracial child, and the fact that Dina, Cora's father's grad student, dates women, organically create representation without tokenization. . . .Educational without moralizing, and capturing kid logic without condescending, The Friendship Lie is a refreshing middle grade novel--and is particularly great if you're looking for a book that passes the Bechdel test.-- "Foreword Reviews"
Donnelly begins the narrative in the present before backtracking to show the progression of events, all the while alternating the narration between the two girls' points of view. The diary's contents are interjected within the main story, amplifying the themes of friendship and family in a unique way.-- "Booklist"
Readers who like books that deal with the complexity of school and friends...will appreciate this thoughtful look at the dynamics of friends and family, and how the actions even of elementary students have a significant impact on the world at large.-- "YA Books Central"