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Kind of Friends We Used to Be

17 Aug

September has so many great books that our editors are excited about, we just had to share our own reviews. Here is one for The Kind of Friends We Used to Be by Frances O’Roark Dowell which can be found on September’s Arrow. Our very own Arrow editor, Ann Marie, had this to say:

“No one said middle school was easy…. and it’s even harder without a best friend to share it with.  As Marilyn and Kate begin a new school year, they’re learning way more than what’s happening in the classroom.  Marilyn is dealing with her parents’ divorce and Kate can’t help but crush on the cute guy from her creative writing class.  Marilyn is finding her inner cheerleader, while Kate is discovering her flare for music.  Can these two former BFF’s find a common ground, or have they drifted too far apart?  Told in alternating voices, Frances O’Roark Dowell has created a relatable story infused with honesty, humor and heart.”

If you like The Kind of Friends We Used to Be, here are 5 other great reads about friendship on September’s Arrow:

1. The Secret Language of Girls

2. When You Reach Me

3. Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.

4. Flipped

5. Popularity Papers

Happy Reading!