The Friends

by Rosa Guy | Teens | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0440226678 Global Overview for this book
Registered by authorauthor of Alexandria, Virginia USA on 7/20/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by authorauthor from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Friday, July 20, 2012
Coming-of-age novel about Phyllisia, a teenage transplant to Harlem from the West Indies, who feels overwhelmed by New York, abused by her classmates, and held in contempt by her own father.

Phyllisia longs to fit in with the popular kids, but the only person in her class who wants to be her friend is Edith, a classmate who swears, steals, shows up at school hours late, and wears clothes that are dirty and ragged. Being friends with Edith, Phyllisia fears, would only lead to more abuse from the other kids at school. But slowly she begins to realize that Edith has something special to offer her.

I won't give away the plot twists, but this is a compelling novel about a girl who, in struggling to make sense of the world around her, learns something about her family, about friendship, and most of all, about herself.

Journal Entry 2 by authorauthor at Birdie's Cafe - 233 E. Main St. in Westminster, Maryland USA on Friday, July 20, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (7/21/2012 UTC) at Birdie's Cafe - 233 E. Main St. in Westminster, Maryland USA


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Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, November 05, 2017
This book followed me home from Birdie's Cafe where we had a BCinDC (BookCrossing) meetup today in memory of our friend and fellow Bookcrosser, MaryZee.

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Journal Entry 5 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Wednesday, November 29, 2017
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Released 1 yr ago (5/19/2018 UTC) at Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion and Grounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA


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