Among Friends [NOOK Book]

Overview

In this fast-paced novel about the bonds of friendship, Jenny, Emily, and Hillary, known as the Awesome Threesome, thought they’d be a threesome forever. But with Jennie’s relentless ambition, Emily’s jealousy, and Hillary’s building resentment, it seems the Awesome Threesome is destined to be a thing of the past.
 
Assigned to write in diaries for English class, the three girls, along with three other classmates, find themselves admitting...

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Among Friends

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Overview

In this fast-paced novel about the bonds of friendship, Jenny, Emily, and Hillary, known as the Awesome Threesome, thought they’d be a threesome forever. But with Jennie’s relentless ambition, Emily’s jealousy, and Hillary’s building resentment, it seems the Awesome Threesome is destined to be a thing of the past.
 
Assigned to write in diaries for English class, the three girls, along with three other classmates, find themselves admitting things so terrible that even they are shocked. All are left wondering: What price does a person have to pay for being successful? The pursuit of the truth is compellingly chronicled and the resolution satisfies.

Six high school juniors discover surprising, often painful, things about themselves and their relationships with the people around them in the diaries they are asked to keep as a three-month English assignment.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8-12 Through journal entries, six high-school juniors reveal their jealou sies, frustrations, fears, and hopes. The plot focuses on upper-crust super- achiever Jennie Quint and a withdrawn newcomer, Paul R. Smith. Driven by parental and self-imposed pressure to succeed, Jennie is lonely, alienated from her friends. Meanwhile, Paul faces a private trauma with his unstable mother and estranged sister. When Jennie confronts failure on a statewide honors math test, she runs away. In contrast, Paul accepts help from class mate Emily and Jared's lawyer father. Cooney again exhibits her knack for portraying the perils of success in an adolescent world. Characters speak with candor, occasional meanness, wit, and conviction. Although Cooney's Don't Blame the Music (Putnam, 1986) is a more thematically subtle and dramatic account of alienation and friendship, Among Friends will attract secon dary readers with its fast pace, friendships and rivalries, upbeat ending, and believable cast of characters. Gerry Larson, Chewning Junior High School, Durham, N.C.
From the Publisher
“Well developed and fast paced.”—VOYA

“The style is breezy, accessible, and . . . readers will respond to the author’s candid view of friendship.”—Booklist

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307818928
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/29/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 413,554
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Caroline B. Cooney is the author of Goddess of Yesterday (an ALA Notable Children’s Book); The Ransom of Mercy Carter; and The Face on the Milk Carton (an IRA–CBC Children’s Choice). She lives in Westbrook, CT.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    Awesome book

    Reading it right now ((:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Great book

    I loved the sample but the book is expencive

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2007

    Amazing book!

    This book is really good! I can really relate to all of the characters in some way. It really shows all the different sides of the story not just one point of view but pretty much everyones. It gave a good portrayal of how friendships can fall apart but can be mended. When I started this book I could hardly put it down. It was that good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2006

    OMG A TERRIFIC BOOK!!!!!

    A absolutely LOVED this book. This book is a great book because it is a book that relates to regular teenage girls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2004

    This Book Is Great

    Do you like books that relate to your life? Or, that can give you suggestions on how to deal wih stress or depression? Then you should read this book, Among Friends. This book mostly has everything that happens in a teenagers life. Read this summary and see if you are interested in it. This book is mostly about 4 teenage children telling their lives in an english diary assignment. One of the girls name is Jeannie. She is very good at school and work. She wants to make her parents and teachers proud of her. Another girl is Emily, she gets very jealous easily. She used to be friends with Jeannie but ever since Jeannie started to show off at the boy she liked she didn't want to become friends any more. One of the other girls are Hillary, illary is very shy and quiet but when you get her mad she gets hot. She is not that mad at Jeannie that much, although she is when Emily is. There is a boy in this story named Paul, he is very shy and quiet too. He is always getting girls attentions but mostly Hillary, Emily and Jeannie. One day everybody gangs up on Jeannie because she wins a math award and has to go take a giant test to win more. While she takes the test she walks away and away from home for a couple of days. I am not going to tell you the rest of the story because I want you to read the book. What did you think? I suggest this book to any kid who likes to relate to their life with any book! Hope you enjoy the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2003

    HUH? this book is for everyone..not just high school people

    i read this book in 5th grade..and just a few mintues ago did i relize that i had read this book. it was a GREAT BOOK!! all of her books are great..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2002

    This was a wonderful book!

    This book was a really good book. At first it was all sort of confusing because everyone was writing the same thing in their diaries but I became to understand it. This is more of a book for high school students because this is an everyday situation in school. This helps you to understand to always never to hold a grudge on people that are being a success in life because you never know that someday you will need them just like Hillary and Emily did. I am glad that they are apart of Jennies life now. I am in complete love with this book, and it was actually the first real book I have read cover to cover. I used to not like to read but now I am in LOVE with it. Caroline Cooney, your books are awesome! Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2002

    Among Friends

    This book was great! i had an assignment on it and i loved it. I could not put it down. I recommend it to teens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2000

    THIS BOOK WAS AWSOME ^.^

    i JUST COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. I FELT SORRY FOR JENNIE, NO ONE LIKED HER JUST BECAUSE SHE WANTED SO MUCH, AND IN THE END EVERYONE FOUND OUT THAT THEY NEEDED HER IN THERE LIFE! IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ YET! ^.^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2000

    Her BEST book yet!

    I really couldn't put this book down. I think that Miss Cooney did an excellent job at portraying true feelings in friends. A similar thing happened to me and my best friends, so I told one of them to read it. She enjoyed it also. I'm glad this book was written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2000

    The Greatest

    Really good book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 1999

    GGGGGGGGREAT!!!(joke)

    This was another one of Caroline B. Cooney's books that I have read and was actually my first. I got it out of my library and took it home and read it all in one day. This book sent me to the future of my high school days. Just to think people could be so crewl becuz you are just doing so good!I am an enriched student in enriched reading and english, and I have found that reading her books have increased my reading and language skills! But Caroline B. Cooney is the greatest!!! And I would be so honored to meet her!

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