Worst Enemies/Best Friends (Beacon Street Girls Series #1)

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Yikes! As if being the new girl isn't bad enough, Charlotte just made the biggest cafeteria blunder in the history of Abigail Adams Junior High. There's no way that Katani, Avery, and Maeve will want anything to do with her now.

Can a mysterious landlady, a romantic evening gone wrong, and a cryptic key to nowhere help four very different girls become the best of friends? Or will they remain worst enemies forever?

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Overview

Yikes! As if being the new girl isn't bad enough, Charlotte just made the biggest cafeteria blunder in the history of Abigail Adams Junior High. There's no way that Katani, Avery, and Maeve will want anything to do with her now.

Can a mysterious landlady, a romantic evening gone wrong, and a cryptic key to nowhere help four very different girls become the best of friends? Or will they remain worst enemies forever?

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Being a seventh grader is tough! Being the new kid on the block and a seventh grader is worse! In this intriguing tale, four seventh grade girls are thrown together when their teacher assigns lunch group tables the first day of school. The tension they feel mirrors the lives of real girls who struggle with being themselves as well as the person others think they should be. The book's author aptly weaves together the tale of Charlotte, the new kid on the block; Maeve, the aspiring actress with a learning disability; Katina, who can't equal her older sister's sports ability and who hates it when kids tease her autistic sister Kelly, and Avery, a short, raving sports enthusiast. The girls could end up as worst enemies, except for their discovery of a secret tower room in the house where Charlotte lives. This book is the first in the "Beacon Street Girls" series. B*tween Productions successfully navigates the choppy waters of the "between age" and in so doing, allows real girls to better understand themselves and others. The book may be enhanced when mothers or teachers share in the reading with girls of this age. End matter consists of questions to think about, a multiple-choice quiz covering the book's content, sneak previews of the next book, and a Beacon Street Girls web site that serves up fun activities. Schwab Learning, a nonprofit program dedicated to helping children with learning disabilities, is promoting the book. Offer this book to any "between" girl to boost self-esteem and awareness of others' feelings. 2005, B*tween Productions, Ages 9 to 12.
—Nancy Garhan Attebury
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In Worst Enemies/Best Friends, Charlotte has moved back to the US after living in Australia, Africa, and most recently, Paris. Charlotte has an unfortunate habit of spectacularly humiliating herself on the first day of school, and her first day of 7th grade proves to be no different. The three girls in Charlotte's assigned lunch group are mortified. They convince their teacher that one sleepover will provide ample time to get to know one another well enough to be allowed to eat with whomever they choose. During the sleepover, they discover that some great friendships can begin in inauspicious ways. They also discover a tower room in Charlotte's house, which they designate as their headquarters. What Charlotte has not told them is that the house does not belong to her family, and that their mysterious landlady has forbidden them to use a room without permission. If this omission is discovered, it spells disaster for the Beacon Street Girls' friendship! Despite the obstacles faced in the first book, the Beacon Street Girls are going strong in Bad News/Good News. Charlotte is beginning to feel as though she finally has a place to call home, until she overhears her father talking on the phone about moving to Oxford. Charlotte is distressed, but she quickly resigns herself to the move. However, the other Beacon Street Girls will have none of it. They are determined to convince Charlotte's father not to move. Unfortunately a new girl shows up, and her presence divides the group straight down the middle, threatening to divide the BSG forever. These two gentle books were written specifically with junior high school girls in mind. The four girls are the standard adolescent charactersone might expect to find: Avery is an athlete, Katani is a fashion maven, Maeve is a drama queen, and Charlotte is a dreamy writer. Despite their differences (or because of them) the girls naturally become fast friends. Add in a good healthy dose of lunchroom humiliation, physical comedy, a secret room, and a group of gals with goals, and you have one fun and harmless new series. (Beacon Street Girls). KLIATT Codes: J—Recommended for junior high school students. 2004, B*tween Productions, 232p., each. Ages 12 to 15.
—Heather Lisowski
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416964247
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Series: Beacon Street Girls Series , #1
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 350,498
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

The Beacon Street Girls books are inspired by all the preteen girls I've ever known. I wanted to create a world where girls can go to have fun and learn about who they are, while modeling real-life experiences. The first book, Worst Enemies/Best Friends, explores creating and testing friendships, skewed first impressions, and being the new kid at school. In the end, true friendship conquers all. Welcome to the world of the BSG!

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  • Posted April 23, 2009

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    A Great Connector!

    The reason I love this book is because the characters are just like the average middle school students. They have to live with bullies, embarassments, and dealing with friendships. I love this book so much! And Charlotte, the main character, is JUST LIKE ME, too!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Wow

    I thought this was just another stupid preteen book like there are to many of today. I found it in the Chinaberry catalog, and my mom ordered it for me. I started it, and loved it from the 1st chapter. I recommend this to girls ages 9- 13.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Not what I thought

    I thought was going to be a Christian book but then it used God's name in vain and cursed once. Bummer. But other than that it was good.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2010

    The Beacon Street Girls.

    This is the first book of the Beacon Street Girls. This is all about Charlotte. She is the new girl in town and for Abigail Adams Junior High and she makes the most embarrassing thing in the history of Abigail Adams Junior High. One of her lunch buddies from her group get mad at her because she spills syrup on her.She doesn't do it on purpose. Read on to know what happen through out the book.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Awesome Book!!!

    I thought that this book was great!!! I loved the wording and how the book was setup!!! I would recommend this book to other girls!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    SEX MANIAC

    Awesome book. OH MY GOD TOTALLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Awesome

    I luv this book mauve is my favorite person. It is worth the money.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Ok

    I love these books

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Friends Forever!!!

    The bacon street girls series is full of fun and excitment. It teaches the importance of friends and other life lessons. There is nothing bad about the books but they are a little repetative. If you are looking for books to read over the summer I recomned them. I found myself laughing and giggling throughout all the books.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Awesome

    These are really good books! I like how in each chapter it will tell you which character is talking, because they switch the character every chapter or two, but the second book doesn't do that. It's kind of confusingg. But I still love these books!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2009

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    Don't Judge a book by it's cover!

    I got this book not thinking i would like it. But it was Auh-mazing!!I am trying to get my friend to read it but she judges the book by it's cover way to much and won't read it. But soon I will MAKE her.This is a "must read" book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Lov it

    I love this book soooooo mutch

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    I love it

    I dont care i love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Sienna Delarosa Part 26

    Next part in book 2! Comments at Logan Lerman only result.---- I quietly opened the door that lead to the arena. I gasped when I saw how many monsters there were. There were abot 400, which meant we were outnumbered at least 4 to 1. I saw tht a fight was actually going on. The two demigods slashed at each other half-heartedly, not actually trying to hurt each other. They looked miserable. It was 2 male demigods, each about 13. Rage surged through me. I slipped through the doorway. Jake did too. I saw that the head Cyclops was really close. I suddenly had an idea. I crept behind. Once I was directly behing the Cyclops, I pulled out my sword. In one swing, my sword severed his head from his body. He disintegrated into dust, just like the ones we had fought outside did. Monsters all around me were confused and alarmed. "DEMIGODS!" I yelled "ATTACK!" They poured out from the door, all with a weapon in hand. Monsters took out their own weapons. The demigods all jumped at the nearest monster and started attacking. Jake and I did as well. I swung, chopped, sliced and poked at every monster that came near me. I killed monster after monster. I occasionally got a scratch or a small cut, but I was never seriously hurt. We were all doing pretty well, but occasionally a demigod fell. The empousa were a big problem, as they took out male demigods pretty quickly. Luckily the girls noticed the problem and they managed to kill them all. Whenever I saw a fellow half-blood in extreme danger, I would call down lightning and strike the monsters dead. I looked all around. Sophie was battling monsters in her own tiny hurricane. Logan was holding his own with his sword. Alexa and Terry were holding up as well. Stacey managed to get a hold of a bow and arrow and she was shooting arrows, taking down a monster with each shot. Jake was fighting with a dagger, fast and strong. I saw as he took out two monsters at the same time. He was amazing. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Sam. She fought, trying to protect the little girl. But she made a mistake. While she was busy with a telkhine, a hellhound threw up the little girl in the air. The girl flew back and landed with a sickening crunch. Sam's face crumpled. Tears streamed down her face. The pain fueled her and she fought better than before. We kept fighting, and fighting. I saw weariness on the demigod's faces, but we had to destroy every last monster. When my sword was knocked out of my hand, I grabbed an extra dagger an threw it. It impaled the dracanae in the heart. I picked up my sword and looked around me. There were still about 100 monsters left, and about 75 demigods. I felt tired, but I knew I couldn't stop. A certain dracanae caught my eye. It was Ms. Scythian. "You were supposed to stay dead." I said. Ms. Scythian hissed. She lunged at me, but I stabbed her straight in the throat. She exploded into dust. I suddenly heard a high pitched help.---- Next part in book 2! Comments and Logan Lerman ony result!---SDA ;-)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Story

    One day bigfootwas hungry so he ate you



    The end

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Cool

    I have a sample of this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Important

    DO NOT GET THE SAMPLE!!! IT IS WAY TO SHORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Is this...

    Is this book good?(it looks good)

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  • Posted January 15, 2013

    The Beacon Street Girls Book Series  is a recipient of the prest

    The Beacon Street Girls Book Series  is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    BEST BSG BOOK EVER OUT OF ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!

    I AM HALFWAY THROUGH AND SO FAR I LOVE THIS BOOK!!"!!! EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE SOME UP AND DOWNS!!!! CHARLOTTE WAS ABLE TO FIGHT THEM!!! I REALLY ENJOY THIS BOOK!!! ITS A MUST READ!! READ THIS BOOK TEST OUT THE SAMPLE AND IF YOU LOVED IT AS MUCH AS I DO..........BUY IT!!!! INCREDIBLE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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