The Love Of Friends by Nancy Bond

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A teenage girl finds friendship challenging on an emotion-filled journey to Scotland. Instead of exploring London on her first visit from Massachusetts, 16-year-old Charlotte travels to the north of Scotland with 18-year-old Oliver in this deeply moving novel.

About Nancy Bond

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Nancy Bond is the author of a number of books for young readers, including "The Voyage Begun, " a "Boston Globe"-Horn Book Award Honor Book; "A Place to Come Back To, " an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and a Booklist Editor's Choice; and "Truth to Tell." She wrote after attending library school in a Welsh town outside of Aberstwyth, the book's setting. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
Published October 1, 1997 by Margaret K. McElderry. 304 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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A surprisingly unsatisfying novel from Bond (Truth to Tell, 1994, etc.) about an American in London, and then Scotland, attempting to be a good friend under increasingly exasperating circumstances.

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And while her portrayal of Charlotte's hometown friend, Andy, reveals a steadier friendship than the one Oliver can offer, most of the other characters and plot devices in the novel are predictable and not nearly as compelling as those found in Bond's earlier work.

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