Best Friends for Never

Best Friends for Never When a friendship pact goes magically awry eleven year old Hattie must figure out how to make amends After Hattie and her three best friends watch one of their classmates publicly defriended in the s

  • Title: Best Friends for Never
  • Author: Adrienne Maria Vrettos
  • ISBN: 9780545561495
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When a friendship pact goes magically awry, eleven year old Hattie must figure out how to make amends.After Hattie and her three best friends watch one of their classmates publicly defriended in the school cafeteria, they make a loyalty pact promising never to mistreat each other But after Hattie unwittingly breaks the pact, her friends begin ignoring her In fact, they lWhen a friendship pact goes magically awry, eleven year old Hattie must figure out how to make amends.After Hattie and her three best friends watch one of their classmates publicly defriended in the school cafeteria, they make a loyalty pact promising never to mistreat each other But after Hattie unwittingly breaks the pact, her friends begin ignoring her In fact, they literally don t even know who she is any Can Hattie figure out how to break the spell and make things right again Acclaimed author Adrienne Vrettos brings poignancy and gentle humor to this magical story of friendship and loyalty.

    One thought on “Best Friends for Never”

    1. it was an ok book all though it was confusing at first because it went right into the book without much explaining.

    2. Hattie is 12 years old, and starts a new school in a small town where everyone has grown up together. She makes new friends, but is very concerned with fitting in with them. She wears the same clothes they all do, choosing not to wear the cat t-shirts she once wore in Brooklyn. Nor does she talk about a fantasy series she has read and loved and immersed herself in. When one Zooey, one of the most popular girls in school is publically defriended in the school cafeteria, Hattie becomes concerned a [...]

    3. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineHattie has moved from New York City to a small town where her father has bought a dental practice. Determined to reinvent herself, she sheds her fantasy book loving, cat t shirt wearing self, and managed to fit in with a group of friends. This leads her into some new interests, like joining the field hockey team. After seeing popular girl Zooey be publicly dismissed by her two best friends, Hattie starts to worry that the same thing might happen to her. The [...]

    4. Fitting in is never easy, especially when you're the new girl in a town where everyone else has grown up together. After twelve-year-old Hattie's parents decide to move from Brooklyn to Trepan Grove, Massachusetts, she is uncertain about how to look and act. Even though she is befriended by three other girls, Piper, Fee, and Celeste, she hides the things about herself that she thinks they won't consider to be cool. After all, being obsessed with a fantasy series will never fly among the popular [...]

    5. YA readers will recognize the cast of charismatic characters who roam the middle school halls and the neighborhoods of small town Trepan Grove. Hattie moves to the town from Brooklyn, New York during the summer and becomes friends with a group of girls with whom she’s trying desperately to fit in. If that means repressing her love of reading fantasy and wearing cute cat T-shirts, it’s totally worth it. Almost totally. She misses her best friend in Brooklyn and their nerdy common interests.Af [...]

    6. This book had me until the end. It built and built the characters, the friendships, then the jinx occurs and the book goes on and on and on into loss and re-connecting in new ways, then it undoes everything.e new friends dont stick, the old who treated you bad forget it, you forget it, and everything comes to an end in a matter of a few paragraphsI honestly felt I wasted days reading the book only to have, no ending.

    7. it was ok but a bit to easy for me. i would recommend it to someone younger than me. i don't think ill read it again.

    8. When 12-year old Hattie moves from Brooklyn to Trepan Grove, Massachusetts, she finds herself dressing and acting differently in order to fit in with her new friends: Celeste, Piper, and Fee. When she sees a group of popular girls publicly de-friend Zooey Zervos, Hattie gets nervous and creates a document to try to bind her new friend group together. Unfortunately, because of the Harvest Festival curse, Hattie finds herself jinxed, and suddenly her friends are acting like they don’t know her. [...]

    9. In a small New England picture perfect town, new sixth-grade girl Hattie unknowingly jinxes herself during the Harvest Festival, which causes her friends to forget who she is. When she is aced out of that friendship circle, Hattie finds new opportunities opening up to her. She is partnered with ex-mean girl, Zooey, to research a history project. In that endeavor, they meet and befriend Maude who went to MIT at age 12 and now runs the local historical society. Hattie finds a poem that explains th [...]

    10. Hattie is excited to attend the Harvest Festival with her three new best friends in her new town, but when she accidentally triggers a decades old jinx, she must find a way to break it to restore her friendships, and maybe just be herself once again. A cute friendship story with a dash of magical realism and a nice small town setting. Each character is not super well-developed, but they serve their purpose in Hattie's life in this MG.

    11. Hattie, the new girl in town, struggles when she and her friends overhear girls being mean to another girl. She decides that she and her friends need to sign a friendship pact promising never to mistreat one another. The next day at school her friends act as if they don't know her. Somehow Hattie has been cursed with the town spell and she needs to figure out how to break the spell.

    12. not what I expected when I ordered it; think I would have liked it better without the magic and it just being a "mean girls" in MS novel. not sure of kid appeal but will donate it to a ES or MS library.

    13. I entered this giveaway for my daughter. She said it was a good story, and a good idea, but it didn't hold her attention.

    14. This book is the basic friends and magic combination. What the author did really well is pulling in issues that many girls struggle with. Mean girls and fitting in.

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