Real Friends

Real Friends

Graphic Novel - 2017
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When her best friend Adrienne starts hanging out with the most popular girl in class, Shannon questions with whether she and Adrienne will stay friends, and if she is part of the clique.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781626724167
1626724164
9781626727854
1626727856
Characteristics: 207 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Pham, LeUyen - Artist
Poole, Jane - Artist

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meganschwindler
Sep 25, 2019

This book was a great graphic novel for 3-5th graders! It's a very important story about healthy friendships and growing up. Definitely recommend.

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gpb101
Aug 04, 2019

I loved this book! It combines humour, imagination and reality all in one.

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hellojoshua
Jul 21, 2019

I really enjoyed this book.
Shannon lost all her friends because a rumor-spreading kid.
But, fortunately, she got back with her friends at the end
I hope to hear more from Shannon Hale.

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bonabona
Jul 21, 2019

I really loved this book. The main character, Shannon had a lot of issues with her friends. I liked it because it had an amazing ending. Like when Shannon has her own group with her friends. Overall, I enjoyed this book.

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SarahC_13
Jul 19, 2019

This book is one of my favorite books. It is a memoir of Shannon Hale's life in elementary school. It shows how bad people can feel when they get bullied. Shannon struggles to find friends because her "friends" hang out in the "group", a group of girls that everyone wants to be part of. The Group doesn't teach Shannon very nicely, especially one girl who bullies her continuously. It gets so bad that she even imagines what it would be like if she passed away. But this book also shows that you can always find a happy ending. Shannon makes new friends and makes a new "group" with some real friends. There will always be at least one person who you can make friends and have a good time with.

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saraduggan
Jul 03, 2019

Really like how Jen ends up asking Shannon if she can be in her group but Shannon didn`t even know she had a group

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niki_g
Jun 08, 2019

Sad, but cool too! One of my faves!

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bitagold
Jun 03, 2019

This is a good book because it reminds us that real friends mean that they don't just want to be friends with you because your hanging out someone cool but that they like you because of who you are.

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darladoodles
Apr 12, 2019

Since discovering Princess In Black a few years ago, I have been a big fan of the Hale/Pahm team. This graphic novel memoir encapsulated those middle grade years so well. The artwork was phenomenal and really complements the narrative. I especially loved the scenes when Shannon and her friend(s) were pretending to be superheroes or spies --at one point they struck the Charlies Angels' pose. All is not hunky dory for Shannon and she struggles with OCD and anxiety. There are sibling conflicts at home and bullies at school. An ongoing theme throughout is the realistic goal of making at least one friend. As Shannon keeps that in mind, she is encouraged to hang in there while seeking help from God through prayer.

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kellybishop200
Apr 09, 2019

Good for younger graphic novel readers, but definitely lacking content-wise for older readers.

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