Friendship

Some Friend

By Marie Bradby

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In 1963, Pearl, an eleven-year-old black girl in Fairfax, Virginia, learns about the real nature of friendship from the popular but untrustworthy Lenore, and Artemesia, a poor girl who moves into the neighborhood for a brief time.

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Harriet the Spy

By Louise Fitzhugh

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Harriet keeps a detailed spy notebook on everyone around her, until the secret contents are revealed and she is in danger of losing all her friends.

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Across the Lines

By Carolyn Reeder

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Simon and Edward are boyhood friends, but they are also slave and master. When Simon runs away and joins the black soldiers in the Union Army, Edward and his family endure the siege of Petersburg from the opposite side.

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The Year of the Dog

By Grace Lin

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Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life.

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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

By Jeanne Birdsall

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While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
 

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Antsy Does Time

By Neal Shusterman

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Fourteen-year-old Anthony "Antsy" Bonano learns about life, death, and a lot more when he tries to help a friend with a terminal illness feel hopeful about the future. 

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Toby Wheeler Eighth-Grade Benchwarmer

By Thatcher Heldring

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When Toby finally decides to join the middle school basketball team, he does not anticipate the changes that will occur in his relationship with his best friend JJ, who is the team's star player, as well as in other areas of his life. 

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The Schwa Was Here

By Neal Shusterman

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Middle-school readers will empathize with aptly named Calvin Schwa as he tries to raise his own visibility while discovering why his mother disappeared. Amusing incidents and solid characterization carry this story to its poignant conclusion.  

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Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about The Grapes of Wrath

By Steven Goldman

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His best friend reveals that he is gay and his wildly inappropriate English project causes controversy. But, like lots of 17-year old boys, Mitch mostly has sex on his mind in this hilarious and touching “guy book.” 

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The Whistling Toilets

By Randy Powell

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While coaching his best friend Ginny, a star tennis player who's in a slump, Stan finds himself falling for her. 

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