The Friends

The Friends

by Rosa Guy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440226673
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/28/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 218,361
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Rosa Guy was born in Trinidad in 1922. After a troubled childhood and being forced to support her siblings at the age of 14, Ms. Guy pursued acting at the American Negro Theater in Harlem. She helped found the Harlem Writers Guild in 1950. Rosa Guy went on to become one of the most acclaimed young adult authors of the 20th century. She was known for writing very candidly about subjects that few others dared to broach in young adult fiction, including tensions between American blacks and Afro-Caribbean immigrants, and gay romance. Guy passed away in 2012.

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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!