The Darlings Are Forever (Hardcover)

By Melissa Kantor

Disney-Hyperion, 9781423123682, 352pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/6/2011)

List Price: 16.99*
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Winter 2011 Kids' Next List

“Three best friends, who call themselves 'The Darlings' face their freshmen year of high school in three different schools. After swearing their friendship will never change, they are immediately faced with the realities of making new friends, meeting boys, and remaining themselves in the face of peer pressure. A sweet and honest look at early female friendships.”
— Meaghan Beasley, Island Bookstore, Kitty Hawk, NC
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Jane, Victoria, and Natalya. Together, they are the Darlings. Best friends forever. They have matching necklaces, their own table at Ga Ga Noodle, and even a shared motto: May you always do what you're afraid of doing.

When the friends begin freshman year at three different high schools in distant corners of New York City, they promise to live by their motto and stay as close as ever. The Darlings know they can get through anything as long as they have each other. But doing scary new things is a lot easier with your friends beside you. And now that the girls aren't spending all their time together, everything they took for granted about their friendship starts to feel less certain. They can't help but wonder, will they really be the Darlings forever?

The first book in an exciting new series by bestselling author Melissa Kantor, The Darlings Are Forever will speak to any girl who has ever had a best friend.

About the Author

Melissa Kantor is the author of the best-selling "Confessions of a Not It Girl," a "Booklist "Best Romance Novel for Youth; "If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince?," a YALSA Teens Top Ten Pick; "The Breakup Bible," a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults nominee; and "Girlfriend Material," a Junior Library Guild selection. Melissa is a teacher in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her husband, the poet Benjamin Gantcher, and their three children.

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