30 DAYS TO FINDING AND KEEPING SASSY SIDEKICKS AND BFFS by Clea Hantman

30 DAYS TO FINDING AND KEEPING SASSY SIDEKICKS AND BFFS

A Friendship Field Guide
Age Range: 14 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Every girl friendship could use a little polishing, so advice guru Hantman (30 Days to Getting Over the DORK You Used to Call Your Boyfriend, 2008) has created a guide to what makes, breaks and repairs a friendship. The 30 days of advice are divided into four sections: “The Friendship Basics,” “The Go-Beyond,” “The Obstacles” and “The Forever Friend.” Each day, girls are encouraged in an activity that prompts them to think about true friendship or to celebrate the friends they already have. The author offers sage advice for anyone whose friendships have had Gossip Girl moments, including sections titled “Friendship is not a competitive sport” and “Save the drama for your mama.” Readers are constantly reminded that “other girls are not the enemy” and that nurturing a healthy friendship takes work. The overall tone is fun when encouraging girls to participate in friendship-building activities and serious when discussing the plagues of frenemies and backstabbers. Although there is no bibliography or index, the author does include further resources such as playlists and books for “the ultimate BFF book club.” (Nonfiction. YA)

Pub Date: April 14th, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-385-73623-7
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Delacorte
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2009