BN.com Gift Guide

Just Friends

Overview

Everyone thinks of Isabel and Stuart as "just friends." So it's no big deal when their pals Ketti, Lois and Andria decide that Smart will be Ketti's next "love" target.

No one suspects the truth: that Iz has always thought of Stuart as hers, and that it's just a matter of time before they fall in love and live happily ever after. As far as Iz is concerned they've been engaged since first grade.

But Iz needs ammunition to win Stuart away from ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 12 (2 pages)
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(2607)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
1991 Mass Market Paperback Our goal with every sale is customer satisfaction, so please buy with confidence. Every order is shipped the same day or the next day. This is a used ... book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Tontitown, AR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7391)

Condition: Acceptable
Sail the Seas of Value

Ships from: Windsor Locks, CT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(4053)

Condition: Acceptable
Selection as wide as the Mississippi.

Ships from: St Louis, MO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(4179)

Condition: Acceptable
Free State Books. Never settle for less.

Ships from: Halethorpe, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(1304)

Condition: Good
Very minimal damage to the cover no holes or tears, only minimal scuff marks minimal wear binding majority of pages undamaged minimal creases or tears. Book may have writing, ... underlining, highlighting, wear to cover and corners, notes in margins, writing Read more Show Less

Ships from: Indianapolis, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(24006)

Condition: Good
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(190)

Condition: Good
0449703525 Item in good condition and ready to ship!

Ships from: aurora, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(2772)

Condition: Acceptable
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Biggest little used bookstore in the world.

Ships from: Reno, NV

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(11080)

Condition: Acceptable
A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. Our mailers are 100% recyclable.

Ships from: Atlanta, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(21961)

Condition: Good
1991-01-29 Mass Market Paperback Good Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding.

Ships from: Sparks, NV

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 12 (2 pages)
Close
Sort by
Note: Visit our Teens Store.
Sending request ...

Overview

Everyone thinks of Isabel and Stuart as "just friends." So it's no big deal when their pals Ketti, Lois and Andria decide that Smart will be Ketti's next "love" target.

No one suspects the truth: that Iz has always thought of Stuart as hers, and that it's just a matter of time before they fall in love and live happily ever after. As far as Iz is concerned they've been engaged since first grade.

But Iz needs ammunition to win Stuart away from Ketti — and it arrives in the shape of Gregory Arrington, a fellow poet and all-around romantic klutz. Much to her horror, Gregory adores her. And sensible, honest, kind-hearted Iz could never bring herself to lead Gregory even if it would make Stuart jealous...or could she?

Shy and intellectual Isabel tries to conceal her growing interest in her childhood and platonic friend, Stuart, who is dating one of Isabel's closet friends.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this posthumous novel, Klein has once again created an accurate and amusing portrayal of the sophisticated world of privileged New York teens. Isabel and Stuart have been best friends since childhood, and Isabel has always believed that this friendship will eventually grow into a romance. In a perverse effort to hide these feelings, Isabel plays matchmaker by suggesting that her sexy friend Ketti pursue Stuart. Soon Ketti and Stuart are happily involved and Isabel is desperately jealous. Fired by envy and a spirit of adventure, Isabel starts dating Gregory, a gangling classmate who is obviously smitten by her. Klein's fluid writing allows Isabel's inner dialogue to expand into an intricately plotted novel, peopled with memorable characters. Ages 12-up. Mar.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-- Isabel and Stuart have been friends since nursery school. This year they are seniors, and while Isabel longs for their friendship to blossom into romance, Stuart has a relationship going with her friend, Ketti. Isabel finds consolation in Gregory who, while poetic and an intellectual match, is gawky and far more intensely involved than she. Klein takes this romantic formula plot and dissects the emotions and events with straightforward honesty. There are few ``typicals'' here. Each character seems real and individual, from the best friend, who seems to be discovering that her early lesbian experiences matter to her, to Stuart's mother's ex-boyfriend, who pines to be forgiven for his philandering. In this first-person narrative, Klein reveals the souls of her characters in the details and dialogue, much like Isabel's father's hobby of photographing pieces of faces, such as eyes, nostrils, ears, etc. Klein never sidesteps the issues or questions that confront her young adults' first journeys into the realms of love and sexuality. This is a portrayal of a young woman as sex gradually enters her world. Intelligent and realistic, Isabel's choices are not always exemplary, but are always understandable. This book is an 80s update or 90s? of Blume's Forever Bradbury, 1975 . Gone is the gush of emotion and the detailed love scenes. Instead readers meet a wryly honest young woman who learns that love and friendship are the mainstays, and that sex is the icing. --Carol A. Edwards, East Central Regional Library, Cambridge, MN
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449703526
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/29/1991
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Pages: 160
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.13 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)