The Year of the Book (An Anna Wang novel)

The Year of the Book (An Anna Wang novel)

By Andrea Cheng

74 ratings 93 reviews 32 followers
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 4O3.620719

In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated.

When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannot—constant companionship and insight into her changing world.

Books, however, can’t tell Anna how to find a true friend. She’ll have to discover that on her own. In the tradition of classics like Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estes’ One Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one.

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9780544022638
ISBN-10: 0544022637
Published on 5/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 160

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Fourth grader girl named Anna Wang who is book-worm, always reading so many good books! But ever since the fourth grader has started, her friend, Laura Morgan has started hanging out with two girls, Allison and Lucy. Anna has missed her best friend so much, until she went to the Chinese school and met another girl named Camille. Laura`s "friends" Allison and Lucy has said that they girls don`t want to be Laura`s friends anymore but luckily Anna has always have Laura`s back which is good. I def recommend this book because this book inculdes, little bit of comedy, little bit of teamwork, and most importantly, friendship! I hope that y`all will enjoys this book! Happy Reading!

This book was so good! Anna Wang's best friend- Laura- is too busy hanging out with her new best friends than to hang out with her. Anna is a little hurt, but she pushes it away. Instead she turns to her books. They are her best friends. When she reads she's in her own little world filled with characters from books and they are her true friends. But Anna can't go to the books and have them help her make real life friends. That is what Anna needs to find out on her own. Now Anna needs to make a new friend- on her own. You'll be rooting for Anna til the very end and feel like you know her. 5/5 stars! Happy reading!

I like to read this book because this class mare had a book and they had a different book for each patner and this to girl had a book and they had to find the year of the book so they didn't find the year of the book but in the end of th story thet found the year of the book it was in the back of the book and the year as so small and the author of the book was by andrea cheng

Anna is having friendship problems with her friends. But whenever Anna is in a book she feels as if she is in a different world. Books have showed her what friends are like. But will Anna ever learn to make her own friends other than her books?


this one is about a girl and her family from china . and she has problems making friends at her now school . but it ends out ok .

This book was o- k. Could be way better. I would suggest you don't read this book but go ahead if you want to. ,

Anna knows one thing for certain, it's hard being a friend, and having one. To her the only friends she could turn to were books, good old books. But she must still find the perfect friend. Not books. Real friends .

i found this in a box in the basement . its a girl book . must have been my moms and she was donating it but it was on the list so i read it, i guess if your girl you might like it but i think its dumb why write everything down where peope can see it and then spread it around if you didnt want any one to know dont tell them

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