My Last Best Friend (Friends for Keeps)
As Ida May begins fourth grade, she is determined never to make another best friend--because her last best friend moved away. This is a doable plan at first. Thanks to bratty, bossy Jenna Drews, who hates Ida, no one in class has ever really noticed her before.
It's when the sparkly Stacey Merriweather comes to her school that Ida's plan goes awry. Ida reaches out despite her fear but doesn't say hello--instead she writes Stacey anonymous notes. Soon their friendship develops without Ida ever having to reveal her real identity . . . until she has no choice. And that's when the true friendship begins.
Praise For My Last Best Friend (Friends for Keeps)…
"A sweet read."--Discovery Girls magazine
"Entertaining . . . A good selection for reluctant readers as well as those adjusting to the pressures of growing up."--Kirkus Reviews
"Delightful."--School Library Journal
"Ida embodies the universal longing to connect with a kindred spirit."--Publishers Weekly —
Clarion Books, 9780152061975, 160pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2008
About the Author
Julie Bowe grew up in Luck, Wisconsin. Actually, she grew up "out of Luck"-about a mile and a half. As a fourth grader, she basically hated math and sports, but she loved to read and draw, and hoped to be an artist some day. Today she still feels a distinct aversion to numbers and athletic equipment. But she still loves to read and likes to think that she makes pictures with her writing. She also still lives in Wisconsin.