My Last Best Friend by Julie Bowe
(Friends for Keeps)

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As Ida May begins fourth grade, she is determined never to make another best friend--because her last best friend moved away. This is a doable plan at first. Thanks to bratty, bossy Jenna Drews, who hates Ida, no one in class has ever really noticed her before.
    It's when the sparkly Stacey Merriweather comes to her school that Ida's plan goes awry. Ida reaches out despite her fear but doesn't say hello--instead she writes Stacey anonymous notes. Soon their friendship develops without Ida ever having to reveal her real identity . . . until she has no choice. And that's when the true friendship begins.

 

About Julie Bowe

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JULIE BOWE grew up in Luck, Wisconsin. Actually she grew up "out of Luck"--about a mile and half away. She is the author of the companion novel, My Last Best Friend, which is perfect "for readers who have graduated from sara Pennypacker's 'Clementine' stories, Barbara Park's 'Junie B. Jones' series, and Megan McDonald's 'Judy Moody' books," according to School Library Journal. She knows how to strum a guitar, play a really good game of foosball, and count to three in Danish (en, to, tre!). Plus, she has seen a real bog person, met Dr. Suess, and knows exactly what to do with an æbleskiver. She lives in Mondovi, Wisconsin.
 
Published May 1, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 165 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This delightful sequel to 2007’s My Last Best Friend continues the story of fourth-grader Ida May, her growing friendship with Stacey and her rivalry with bully Jenna.

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As Friends for Keeps protagonist Ida May prepares to leave for sleep-away camp for the first time, she remembers Elizabeth Evans, her first best friend, who moved away a year ago and failed to keep in touch.

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With one exception—the circumstances surrounding Ida’s previous best friend are not thoroughly addressed—this is an entertaining story that young girls will particularly enjoy, and Ida’s cleverness and wit in coping with day-to-day problems will certainly appeal.

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S tarting fourth grade is a lonely business for Ida May since Elizabeth, her “last best friend,” moved away.

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When Ida May's best friend, Elizabeth Evans, moves away, Ida's life nosedives into depression and isolation.

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