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Meet Hannah. Her name is a palindrome. Her birthday is on New Year's. She wishes she had a cat. She's medium height and a little awkward. Her life has NOT been fun lately -- her dad and stepmom are having a baby and, worst of all, her best friend next door just moved away. Now a new girl is here, taking over her best friend's bedroom . . . and her own identity.

Meet Emme. Her name is a palindrome. Her birthday is on New Year's. She loves her enormous orange cat. She's so short that last week she was mistaken for a kindergartner. She's found moving hard . . . but at least there's the girl next door, Hannah. Maybe they'll become friends?

While Hannah and Emme are alike in so many ways, they're also different in some wrong ways, too. Is this the perfect friendship . . . or a recipe for disaster?

From award-winning writer Carolyn Mackler comes a funny, smart story about finding out who your best friends are, in good times and bad.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on May 26, 2015 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 054570944X
ISBN-13: 9780545709446
13 Book Reviews
  • tiny_stardust
    tiny_stardustover 1 year55 stars
    When Hannah's best friend moves to Ottawa, Canada, Hannah's life turns around abruptly. First her stepmom's having a baby, then, a girl moves in the house next door! Meanwhile, Emme wishes she were back in Captiva Island with her friends Olivia and Lucy. Her two moms, Mom J and mom C, then switch places! Mom J is the stay at home one, and Mom C is a litigator! When Emme and Hannah, both VERY similar, meet again when Emme's cat Butterball goes missing, this time they get along! Through good times and bad ones, the palindrome lover girls learn one thing: The best of friends are always there for you. Even if you hurt their feelings, and make mistakes.
    • bsc
      bscover 2 years44 stars
      I really liked this book. Hannah lives in the house next door to Emme. Their names are both paladroms and they both have the same birthday-New Year's. But Hannah's best friend Sophie used to live in that house and Hannah isn't really nice to Emme. But a cat brought these best friends together. In this actin filled book, I rate it 4 stars.
      • Monieover 3 years
        this book look so fun to read are can't wait to start reading it
        • Natalie Dover 3 years
          This is the best book ever!!
          • lemonlime65
            lemonlime65over 6 years55 stars
            this book is really fun !! it captures the little and small moments of friendship.its really fun it makes u laugh a lot and its easy to understand and it feels like u are in that story the moment u start reading it.i think my favorite character is Emme if i speel that backward, its still emme!thats cool!and this book mention a lot of these kind of words,so its really fun!This story is about a 2 girls and a cat that lives nextdoor.(its so cool that the bff get to live nextdoor!)i wish i could do that! anyway,. this 2 girls name is hannah <also speeled backwards hannah.and emme.emme moved nextdoor, in the place where hannahs bff used to live so hannahs kind of upset but thats not all!!!! i highly recomended this book plz read it!!!!
            • sumstl1718
              sumstl1718about 5 years55 stars
              this tells what the story mainly about It is really good
            • kitty99
              kitty99over 6 years55 stars
              I saw it in my school library during library time and I badly wanted to read it and I loved it
              • catlover045
                catlover045over 6 years
                I love it so much and the kitty on the front reminds me of my cat
                • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!over 6 years
                  I HAVE IT AT HOME AND I LOVE IT!!
                  • gymnastgirl200almost 7 years
                    I have been reading this book for about two weeks and I have really liked it so far. I like how the author put that they have a lot in commen and some this difforent. Hope the girls become great friends.
                    • lovewithfiremalabout 7 years
                      Iove it.you know about friendship then get this book.