Three girls-do I have to say any more? We all know how hard that triangle is especially in middle school. Meet eleven-year-old Kate and her best friend, Marylin. They are BFF's and have always been until Flannery arrives on the scene and starts to manipulate Marylin. It's that time of life when friendships are truly tested by the social scene and finding your identity. What kind of clothes are you wearing and what cool things are you doing? Kate hangs tough and really is figuring out who she is despite the vindictiveness of Flannery. Kate is the girl you hope your daughter will be as you watch Marylin succumb to the shallowness and superficiality of cliques and clothes versus substance and self-actualization. This is a great, great account of that whole big mess girls find themselves wading through in middle school. Perfect for the girls who love the social scene or are about to arrive there and are curious about what it might be like.
Sequel is: The Kind of Friends We Used to Be