The Friends

The Friends

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by Rosa Guy
     
 

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Phyllisia eventually recognizes that her own selfish pride rather than her mother's death and her father's tyrannical behavior created the gulf between her and her best friend.  See more details below

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Phyllisia eventually recognizes that her own selfish pride rather than her mother's death and her father's tyrannical behavior created the gulf between her and her best friend.

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ISBN-13:
9780553540444
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
10/28/1991

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Professor of Education Arizona State University Dr. David Moore taught high school social students and reading in Arizona public schools before entering college teaching. He currently teaches secondary school teacher preparation courses in adolescent literacy. He co-chaired the International Reading Association's Commission on Adolescent Literacy and is actively involved with several professional associations. His twenty-five year publication record balances research reports, professional articles, book chapters, and books. Noteworthy publications include the International Reading Association position statement on adolescent literacy and the Handbook of the Reading Research chapter on secondary school reading. Recent books include Teaching Adolescents Who Struggle with Reading (2nd ed.) and Principled Practices for Adolescent Literacy.

Dr. Short is a division director at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a teacher, trainer, researcher, and curriculum/materials developer. Her work at CAL has concentrated on the integration of language learning with content-area instruction. Through several national projects, she has conducted research and provided professional development and technical assistance to local and state education agencies across the United States. She directed the ESL Standards and Assessment Project for TESOL and co-developed the SIOP model for sheltered instruction.

Professor, College of Education Temple University Dr. Michael Smith joined the ranks of college teachers after eleven years of teaching high school English. He has won awards for his teaching at both the high school and college levels. His research focuses on how experienced readers read and talk about texts, as well as what motivates adolescents' reading and writing both in and out of school. He has written eight books and monographs, including "Reading Don't Fix No Chevys": Literacy in the Lives of Young Men, for which he and his co-author received the 2003 David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English. His writing has appeared in such journals as Communication Education, English Journal, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Literacy Research, and Research in the Teaching of English.

Associate Professor, Literacy Education Northern Illinois University Dr. Alfred Tatum began his career as an eighth-grade teacher, later becoming a reading specialist and discovering the power of texts to reshape the life outcomes of struggling readers. His current research focuses on the literacy development of African American adolescent males, and he provides teacher professional development to urban middle and high schools. He serves on the National Advisory Reading Committee of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and is active in a number of literacy organizations. In addition to his book Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap, he has published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Educational Leadership, Journal of College Reading and Learning, and Principal Leadership.

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The Friends 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom brought this book for me and it sat on my book shelf unread for a few months. The first few chapters were kind of hard to get through but when I let myslef get absorbed I fell in love with this book.It really tugs at the heart strings and i think it's great book to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am and JHS student an also an avid student that was doing study with this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone because this book talks about real life situations.People can probably still relate to this book. I would really and highly recommend this book for a read aloud or just a simple story to read. My avid program really helps and when my teacher Ms.******** was telling us she has a book that we can read I was like 'OMG another boring book', but then I realized that I was wrong. It talks about two girls who are best friends and seem like if their life are almost combined because they really care for each other. It also has a bit of racism in the story but it keeps on going. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!! :'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was good because it dealt with the issues that many people face. The characters are faced with humiliation, death, rejection, superiority, an over-protective father and most of all - friendship.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is so outstanding. I cant belive this book isn't as popular as it should be. i love the book i wish there would be a second book just like this one that tells me more about what happens to Phellisia and Edith. I also want to know what happens to Jose. The book was so wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book for me is a must read it gives you a good amount of details and also it has a good beggining middle and end I recomend this book to anyone who is looking for an exciting good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was in the 8th grade. And to this day it still has a major impack on my life. I refer back to how phyllisa went through so much and what she had to face when she was so young.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a lot because it was a book that could really hold your attention. Each problem that Phyllisia her friends and family faced kept you in suspense to find out what was going to happen next.I think you could mostly enjoy this book if you could relate to the same problems the characters faced like bullying, moving to a new place, relationships, death, growing up and poverty.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.Phllisia reminded me of myself,and how hard it is Growing up
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book started alright, but then went downhill. Theyr'e are many good messages in The Friends, but it couldn't hold my interest. This book isn't horrible, but it doesn't compare to other great coming-of-age stories, and theyr'e is sonething about how it's written that seems sort of amature-ish. In other words, if your'e looking for a touching coming-of-age story, that will keep your attention, find something else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this book because it as a real life situation and i could not take my eyes off it!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the book, however, i could not relate to Phyllisia's problems, and her hate towards Edith. I felt it portrayed important points seen in real life, but it did not detail the good ones.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can relate to Phylisia's problems. She was 14 handling grown people problems. She had to worry about being different, she had to take care of her mom, and most of all she had to deal with Calvin (her father). This book was a real life situation and thats why I fell in love with this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Phyl and Edith hit it off well. An also I think Ruby was a good friend at times when she was away from her friends. I disliked Calvin with his disitful ways If it was not for Mr. Charles and Cousin Frank Calvin wouild have sent them back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I am 14 and I enjoyued how the author expressed each one of the character's emotions. Phyllisia is a girl that has a lot happen to her in a short amount of time. She makes friends with a girl name Edith Jackson who is called a ragamuffin by Phyllisia's father and dresses rugdy. I really liked this book. Like all the books I have read by Rosa this is awesome!! I would like all people to read this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was extremely good. It talked about all the problems that Phyllisha had and how she over comes them all. Even though she becomes mad at Edith in the end Phyllisha was still there for her. I would recommend this book to many people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was the best book I ever read. I read it in sixth grade. I learned changes that happen as you grow older and how life was in the sixties. I loved this book so much I want to read 'Ruby' and 'Edith Jackson' right away!