When a new family with a girl her age moves in next door, Robin discovers the pleasure of having a best friend and the pain of losing her.
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In this bittersweet sequel to Robin Hill, Robin expects her summer to be long and boring. Her budding friendship with Melissa seems on track; then Melissa reads Robin's diary. Jenny moves in next door and she and Robin are in perfect syncthey share everything. But Jenny's life is far from a summer idyll: her parents fight, and her mother has a drinking problem. Robin cares deeply for Jenny but soon learns that even best friends can't save each other from hurt and sadness. This is a highly readable, well-paced novel, with soft black-and-white drawings that punctuate and amplify the action. It's a story that should engage readers tackling first chapter books. Ages 6-9.
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60222085