A Little Friendly Advice by Siobhan Vivian

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Siobhan Vivian's sparkling YA debut... now in paperback!

Ruby's turning sixteen . . . but the day doesn't turn out to be as sweet as it's supposed to be. Her long-lost father shows up, and Ruby doesn't want to have anything to do with him. Instead, she wants to hang out with her friends--loyal Beth, dangerous Katherine, and gossipy Maria. They have plenty of advice for her--about boys, about her dad, about how she should look and what she should be feeling. But really, Ruby doesn't know what to think or feel. Especially when a new boy comes into the picture . . . and Ruby discovers some of her friends aren't as truthful as they say.

About Siobhan Vivian

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Siobhan Vivian is the acclaimed author of Not That Kind of Girl, hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a “powerful, involving exploration of teen girls’ identities and relationships,” Same Difference, and A Little Friendly Advice. A Jersey girl by birth and a Brooklyn girl at heart, Siobhan currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and on the web at www.siobhanvivian.com.
Published April 1, 2012 by Push. 248 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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They attempt to distract her with their own party, complete with pin the tail on the donkey and a stolen bottle of champagne, but nothing can distract Ruby from the sinking feeling that her life is about to change for the worse.

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Some might disagree with Ruby’s harsh treatment of Beth toward the end --- especially because Beth did what she did with Ruby’s best interests in mind --- but the situation might spark discussions about the importance of intention and the true meaning of forgiving and forgetting.

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Kidz World

"shaperd210" wrote:"flandrescarlet1" wrote:"shaperd210" wrote:"flandrescarlet1" wrote:"shaperd210" wrote:"flandrescarlet1" wrote: *opens parasol and goes outside* * follows the footprints* I wonder where he is at?

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Kidz World

For Ruby's sweet sixteenth birthday, her mom throws her a party with all of her closest friends and gives her the coolest present ever - a vintage Polaroid camera.

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Reader Girlz

The book really nailed how, as you grow older, relationships that used to be black and white - with relatives, or with friends - suddenly aren't clear-cut anymore.

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