The Friendship Experiment (Paperback)

By Erin Teagan

Clarion Books, 9781328911254, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/1/2016)

List Price: 7.99*
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Future scientist Madeline Little is dreading the start of middle school. Nothing has been right since her grandfather died and her best friend changed schools. Maddie would rather help her father in his research lab or write Standard Operating Procedures in her lab notebook than hang out with a bunch of kids who aren’t even her friends. Despite Maddie’s reluctance, some new friends start coming her way—until they discover what she’s written in that secret notebook. And that’s just part of the trouble. Can this future scientific genius find the formula for straightening out her life?

About the Author

Erin Teagan is the author of several books for kids, including Survivor Girl, The Friendship Experiment, and three titles about American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana. She lives with her family in Virginia. Visit her online at and on Twitter @ErinKTeagan.

Praise For The Friendship Experiment

* "A smart, breezy narrative that is both clever and approachable, offering a fresh twist on the familiar topic of middle school angst. . . . Highly enjoyable for aspiring scientists, budding artists, and regular kids."

"Underscores the importance of compassion and forgiveness."

Science-minded readers will cheer . . . as [Maddie] learns what exactly it means to have—and be—a friend."