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Dowell, Frances O'Roark.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004.
IL 3-6
ISBN 0689844212
It's great to have a best friend, isn't it?  Especially when you are starting middle school.  Kate and Marylin have been best friends forever.  They do everything together and know each other better than anyone.  But then a new girl moves in.  Flannery is a year older and just takes over the friendship.  She decides what is cool and what is out.  She decides that Marylin should become a cheerleader.  She even decides that Marylin should stop talking to Kate for no reason.  Will these new experiences really be able to split the friends apart?  What would you do if someone told you to stop talking to your best friend?  Would you do it just to be popular?  Or would you stick with your best friend?
SUBJECTS:     Best friends -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.


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