- Publish Date: 2017-05-02
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Rebecca Stead
This brilliant, New York Times bestselling novel from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship.
Long ago, best friends Bridge, Emily, and Tab made a pact: no fighting. But itâs the start of seventh grade, and everything is changing. Emilyâs new curves are attracting attention, and Tab is suddenly a member of the Human Rights Club. And then thereâs Bridge. Sheâs started wearing cat ears and is the only one whoâs still tempted to draw funny cartoons on her homework.
Itâs also the beginning of seventh grade for Sherm Russo. He wonders: what does it mean to fall for a girlâas a friend?
By the time Valentineâs Day approaches, the girls have begun to question the bondsâand the limitsâof friendship. Can they grow up without growing apart?
âSensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love.â âThe New York Times
A Boston GlobeâHorn Book Honor Book for Fiction
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, NPR, and more!