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“Fresh and funny.” ―New York Times Book Review

Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends―and why it's worth the journey.

When best friends are not forever . . .

Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.

Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group―or out?

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on May 2, 2017 by First Second
ISBN-10: 1626724164
ISBN-13: 9781626724167
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  • wyzoveru-156909620435
    wyzoveru-156909620435Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 3:27 pm
    When best friends are not forever. Girls will do anything to stay at the top. . . . . . Eve if it means bullying. this book is called real friends, Shannon Hale And Leuyen Pham are the authors of real friends. Shannon, Adrienne,Jen, and Jenny are the main characters. In the story Shannon lost her best friend Adrienne Because of Jen the "popular" kid she also has a group called the "group". I love this because it has a great message to "treat people the way you want to be treated " it's funny also Shannon has a great imagination.
    • mafifito-156909620749
      mafifito-156909620749Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 2:24 pmFeatured
      I think this book is awesome, amazing and a great book this book is called Real Friends. The author's name is Shannon Hale and the illustrator is Leuyen Pham. The main characters are Shannon, Adrienne, Jenifer and Jenny. Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jenifer, the most poplar girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in the group wants to be Jenifer's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top ... even if it means bullying others. I like this book because it was a awesome graphic novel. The book had exciting action when Shannon played wonder twins with Adrienne.Or when Shannon typed the story with all her friends in the story. And the story has a great message was in the book the message was don't choose to be mean choose to be the nicest as you can be! Other kids would like this book if they like graphic novels or if they like books with good message. That is why other kids would like this book. Read Real Friends to find out what happens next.
      • dramaqueen851Monday, October 14, 2019 at 12:07 pm
        I love this book
        • dramaqueen851
          dramaqueen851Monday, October 14, 2019 at 12:06 pm55 stars
          Cause its comic because and it treats you how you want to be treated.
          • Roblox gurlTuesday, September 24, 2019 at 8:37 pm
            It is a very nice book I really love this book
            • cassie_1007
              cassie_1007Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm55 stars
              it was great entertainment and good when u are bored
              • xdcotton_candy
                xdcotton_candyThursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:32 am55 stars
                Love this book
                • purplequeen
                  purplequeenMonday, April 22, 2019 at 11:06 am44 stars
                  i really like this book because it's by shannon hale! she's one of my favorite authors!
                  • OMonday, April 22, 2019 at 10:58 am
                    Has anyone else wondered in the book why jens hair is always in some weird braids that make a sircle and are pined in the back? But I still love this book.
                    • OMonday, April 22, 2019 at 9:17 am
                      Love this book