Friends and Frenemies

The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Middle school friendships can be a source of great joy one day, then pain and anxiety the next. Friends and Frenemies examines the complexities of friendship and helps readers start building communication tools that will last a lifetime. The book tackles big questions such as: “How can I make friends?” and “What if I feel like I need to end a friendship?” Friends and Frenemies includes not just advice, but also comments from real kids, advice from older teens who have been there and done that, quizzes, polls, and other interactive elements that encourage readers to engage with the book, adding their own thoughts and experiences.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2019-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF053060, JNF053010
Dimensions 5.5 x 7.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Sidebars, and Table of contents

Author: Jennifer Castle

Jennifer Castle received her BA in Creative Writing at Brown University. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband and daughters.

Author: Deborah Reber

Deborah Reber is a teen advocate and author of more than 18 published books, including Chill: Stress Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You.

Illustrator: Kaela Graham