Friendship Over (The Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine)
by Julie Sternberg (Author) and Johanna Wright (Illustrator)
Booktalk: When ten-year-old Celie’s father gives her a journal and a punching bag for her birthday, he tells her they’ll help her work through her feelings, and wow—does she have feelings to work through. Her best friend Lula isn’t speaking to her, her sister Jo locks her out of their room to hang out with her new, cooler friend, and her Granny is suddenly behaving in the most perplexing manner.
Snippet: It was terrible.
I should have fake-fainted, so I wouldn’t have had to go.
It was so awkward, there in Miss Wilde’s dark office. Lulu sat as far from me as she possibly could on the leather couch. Plus I don’t think she looked at me once.
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