Growing Pangs

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New grade. New friends. New worries?  Introducing an irresistibly honest, relatable graphic novel about friendship, anxiety, and growing up--just right for fans of Real Friends and Guts!

Katie knows there’s stuff that makes her different. She’s homeschooled, she has freckles, and her teeth are really crooked. But none of these things matter to Kacey. They’re best friends forever—just like their necklaces say. But when they go to summer camp, Kacey starts acting weird. What happened to the “forever”? And when Katie gets home, she can’t stop worrying. About getting braces. About 6th grade. About friends. She knows tapping three times or opening and closing a drawer won’t make everything better . . . but sometimes it helps stop the worrying. Is something wrong with her? And will anyone want to be friends with her if they find out?---from the publisher

256 pages                                        978-0593301319                                         Ages 9-12

Keywords:  graphic novel, friends, friendship, summer camp, middle school, worrying, anxiety, dealing with anxiety, If You Liked Emmy Invisible, If You Liked Real Friends, If You Liked Guts

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