Best Friend Next Door (Hardcover)

By Carolyn Mackler

Scholastic Press, 9780545709446, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/5/2015)
Paperback (7/25/2017)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (6/1/2015)
CD-Audio (5/26/2015)

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Meet Hannah. Her name is a palindrome. Her birthday is on New Year's. She wishes she had a cat. She's medium height and a little awkward. Her life has NOT been fun lately -- her dad and stepmom are having a baby and, worst of all, her best friend next door just moved away. Now a new girl is here, taking over her best friend's bedroom . . . and her own identity.

Meet Emme. Her name is a palindrome. Her birthday is on New Year's. She loves her enormous orange cat. She's so short that last week she was mistaken for a kindergartner. She's found moving hard . . . but at least there's the girl next door, Hannah. Maybe they'll become friends?

While Hannah and Emme are alike in so many ways, they're also different in some wrong ways, too. Is this the perfect friendship . . . or a recipe for disaster?

From award-winning writer Carolyn Mackler comes a funny, smart story about finding out who your best friends are, in good times and bad.

About the Author

Carolyn Mackler is the author of the popular teen novels, THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS (A Michael L. Printz Honor Book), TANGLED, GUYAHOLIC, VEGAN VIRGIN VALENTINE, and LOVE AND OTHER FOUR-LETTER WORDS. Carolyn's most recent novel, THE FUTURE OF US, co-written with bestselling author Jay Asher, has received starred reviews, and the film rights have been sold to Warner Brothers.

BEST FRIEND NEXT DOOR is her first novel for a younger audience.

Praise For Best Friend Next Door

Praise for Best Friend Next Door:

"[Mackler] gives a spot-on portrayal of the ups and downs of young friendships." -- Kirkus Reviews

"[Mackler] insightfully portrays the complexities of friendship and adapting to change... An engaging, supportive read." -- Booklist

"Charming." -- School Library Journal