Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Secret Language of Girls


THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE, ONLY REALLY FAR AWAY by Frances O’Roark Dowell
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Another quietly perceptive tour de force. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Dowell returns to middle schoolers Kate and Marylin, whose friendship she has sensitively anatomized in The Secret Language of Girls (2004) and The Kind of Friends We Used to Be (2009). Read full book review >
THE KIND OF FRIENDS WE USED TO BE by Frances O’Roark Dowell
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Dowell's characteristically sensitive exploration of the inner lives of these two girls will resonate long and loud. (Fiction. 10-12)"
"Do you ever miss it?" Read full book review >
THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF GIRLS by Frances O’Roark Dowell
Released: May 1, 2004

"Still, it's a solid treatment of a subject in which there will always be an interest. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Kate and Marylin, best friends from nursery school, find themselves increasingly out-of-sync as the rigors of sixth grade test their friendship. Read full book review >