Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham have created a wonderful graphic novel that should be read by everyone. Real Friends is about the struggles we all face in trying to find friends, fitting in and growing up. Based on the elementary school experiences of Shannon Hale but it really is the experiences of us all. I definitely saw myself in this story and I'm sure you will too.
Shannon, in the story, meets Adrienne and they quickly become friends. Adrienne moves away in second grade and Shannon tries to find new friends. She finds this difficult but is so happy when Adrienne moves back in third grade. However things have changed at school since Jen has created "the group" Shannon doesn't belong but Adrienne does. Even at home Shannon finds situations with her sister that are difficult. There are ups and downs throughout this book as Shannon tries to find her true friends. Let's face it, growing up can be hard and confusing at times.
You will see yourself and or your child. I hope parents read this book with their children and discuss ways to be a real friend to everyone at school, church and everywhere.
After reading this book I suggest you call and get together with your friends.
Happy Daily Reading