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My New Best Friend (Friends for Keeps Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by Julie M. Prince for TeensReadToo.com

When Ida and Stacey create a secret club, the world gets kind of kooky. Perhaps it's because the club mascot is an evil mermaid, or perhaps it's because of all the secrets.

Best friends share secrets, right? But what if your best friend's secrets are getting y...
When Ida and Stacey create a secret club, the world gets kind of kooky. Perhaps it's because the club mascot is an evil mermaid, or perhaps it's because of all the secrets.

Best friends share secrets, right? But what if your best friend's secrets are getting you in trouble? And what if your worst enemy is acting more like your best friend than your actual best friend?

I couldn't wait for this sequel to MY LAST BEST FRIEND, and Julie Bowe is back with the authentic fourth-grade voice of Ida May:

"I'm NOT so thankful that Brooke invited Jenna to the party. That's because Jenna is the kind of person who would pin back your skin if she could. Then she would take something sharp and poke at all the stuff you'd rather keep hidden. Stuff like spilling your lunch tray. And tripping on the bus."

Ida May is the perfect fourth-grade narrator, learning to navigate the boundaries of a new friendship and gaining wisdom about relationships around her, all with the helpful insight of her sock monkey, George.

The anticipation of this second book was well worthwhile, as Ida remained true and strong, and Bowe developed secondary characters into some I'd like to know even better. This is a book elementary school teachers can put on classroom bookshelves with confidence that it's a well-told story to which kids will relate.

posted by TeensReadToo on November 5, 2008

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great read for younger girls!

Ida May is having a great fourth grade year. She and her best friend Stacey have found a magical mermaid light that they think helps grant their wishes. So they start a new club, and Ida likes it just being the two of them. If only mean Jenna would quit bossing everyone...
Ida May is having a great fourth grade year. She and her best friend Stacey have found a magical mermaid light that they think helps grant their wishes. So they start a new club, and Ida likes it just being the two of them. If only mean Jenna would quit bossing everyone in their class around. But Ida soon finds that Stacy seems to be using the mermaid as an excuse to tell lies. It also appears that Jenna is going through things at home that might explain her mean behavior. Can Ida help her best friend stop lying and befriend her enemy at the same time? This book is recommended to anyone who can relate to fourth grade girlfriend problems. Young girls that read this book will discover the importance of telling the truth instead of lies. The book also teaches that being a good friend is oftentimes more important than being an enemy. Parents can be confident in this book choice.

posted by JenniferLIB on September 11, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Awesome book best book ever

    This is a really god book my friend read the book too. It is a book for girls from 10-13. Ps my friend read it because i told her that it was a really good book and that i read it in about like 4 days!!!!! READ IT COME ON!!! Its AWESOME

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

    Funny

    This is a very good book that is excelent for kids of all ages! Its funnynand ttells a good story anoult friendship, lies?and a magical mermaid. This book is the sequel to the 1st book, My last best friend. Both books are very good and would recomend them to anyone!! =]

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2010

    Great read for younger girls!

    Ida May is having a great fourth grade year. She and her best friend Stacey have found a magical mermaid light that they think helps grant their wishes. So they start a new club, and Ida likes it just being the two of them. If only mean Jenna would quit bossing everyone in their class around. But Ida soon finds that Stacy seems to be using the mermaid as an excuse to tell lies. It also appears that Jenna is going through things at home that might explain her mean behavior. Can Ida help her best friend stop lying and befriend her enemy at the same time? This book is recommended to anyone who can relate to fourth grade girlfriend problems. Young girls that read this book will discover the importance of telling the truth instead of lies. The book also teaches that being a good friend is oftentimes more important than being an enemy. Parents can be confident in this book choice.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2008

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    Reviewed by Julie M. Prince for TeensReadToo.com

    When Ida and Stacey create a secret club, the world gets kind of kooky. Perhaps it's because the club mascot is an evil mermaid, or perhaps it's because of all the secrets. <BR/><BR/>Best friends share secrets, right? But what if your best friend's secrets are getting you in trouble? And what if your worst enemy is acting more like your best friend than your actual best friend? <BR/><BR/>I couldn't wait for this sequel to MY LAST BEST FRIEND, and Julie Bowe is back with the authentic fourth-grade voice of Ida May: <BR/><BR/>"I'm NOT so thankful that Brooke invited Jenna to the party. That's because Jenna is the kind of person who would pin back your skin if she could. Then she would take something sharp and poke at all the stuff you'd rather keep hidden. Stuff like spilling your lunch tray. And tripping on the bus." <BR/><BR/>Ida May is the perfect fourth-grade narrator, learning to navigate the boundaries of a new friendship and gaining wisdom about relationships around her, all with the helpful insight of her sock monkey, George. <BR/><BR/>The anticipation of this second book was well worthwhile, as Ida remained true and strong, and Bowe developed secondary characters into some I'd like to know even better. This is a book elementary school teachers can put on classroom bookshelves with confidence that it's a well-told story to which kids will relate.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2014

    Angelpaw to Kittykit

    The 5 days are almost over!

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  • Posted May 20, 2014

    This book is about friends helping one another to keep friendshi

    This book is about friends helping one another to keep friendships together so it won’t break apart. It also helps to not be mean (like bullying) and stand to one another so you will not be bullied.
    I recommend this book because it tells a story about helping keep friendships together. Also, not to be bullied and respect one another and not to bully one and other.
    Readers that like books about friendship might like this book because it shows how to gather more friends instead of bullying each other.

    -Ashleigh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

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    Add me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Awesome

    This is the best book ever!!!






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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Reveiwed by an unpublished autor

    Amazing i love that every charectr got closer to each other

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    A MUST READ

    This is a good book. I am so reading the third.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    What

    Elijah u f---er

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Elijah

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Ella

    It is not a good book it sucks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVE the whole series.Just plain great.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Awesome

    It is so cool and so funny.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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