Do friendships have to change?
Quinney Todd has been best friends with Brynnie and Marguerite her whole life. But now Brynnie and Marguerite are fighting, leaving Quinney caught in the middle. Even worse, Marguerite has turned into Lake Geneva's bad girl, and everyone in school knows all about it. Or they think they do.
Quinney wants to be loyal, but Marguerite keeps pushing her away. And when Quinney's mom invites Marguerite to live with them for a few weeks -- in Quinney's room, no less! -- Quinney finally has to face the question she's avoided all along: Does she even want to be friends with Marguerite anymore?
Poor Quinney's got the bad girl blues...!
In this funny and poignant novel, Sally Warner explores what it's like to discover that not everyone grows up at the same time -- or in the same way.
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Sally Warner is a writer and artist with many middle-grade novels to her credit, including Sort of Forever and Accidental Lily, both published by Knopf. She enjoys gardening, swimming, and spending time with her three cats, her 18-pound rabbit, her dachshund puppy, and her two sons. She lives in Altadena, California, and spends several months each year in a little town in the Adirondacks of upstate New York, not unlike Quinney's Lake Geneva.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6-Warner explores the dark side of friendship-disloyalty, emotional distance, pettiness-through sixth graders Quinney and Marguerite, friends who grow apart after Marguerite skips school and goes joyriding with inebriated high-school boys in their small town in upstate New York. They have an accident, ruining Marguerite's already fragile reputation. Because of the girls' friendship, Quinney also suffers. However, her parents invite Marguerite to stay with them indefinitely while her family participates in therapy. The girls grapple with making their friendship work despite their growing differences. The profundity of the situation notwithstanding, the characters seem flat and the conclusion is simplistic. Neither plot nor character driven, Bad Girl seems situation driven. Warner takes one event and stretches its impact over an entire school year. However, she does convey the multilayered facets of friendship. Miss Mudge, the owner of the pet shelter at which Quinney works, advises, "You don't have to take care of your friends, Quinney-you just need to love them." This remains the principal theme.
Laura Glaser, Euless Junior High School, TX
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. New. Clean, tight and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # CPM1136
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060282746