When Ava Patterson arrives at her best friend Bella's thirteenth birthday party, she is greeted by some not so friendly 'new friends.' Instantly, Bella's new friends begin a series of bullying and cyberbullying-with Ava as their victim. For Ava, becoming a teenager brought the rights to have a cell phone, joining social media sites and co-ed parties. Facing bullies was the furthest thing from her mind. Ava never thought it would happen to her and didn't know where to turn when she was excluded and ridiculed by her peers. Hurt and confused, Ava illustrates the range of emotions too much for just one young girl. She begins questioning her feelings and beliefs until she unexpectedly receives help from a new friend and learns to explore the confidence needed to make healthy decisions. While courage and self-respect become valuable lessons for Ava, she is pleasantly surprised by experiencing what true friendship really means. Friends for Keeps is based on a series of true experiences.
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Corianne Strupp is an honor student and senior at Slinger High School. She has been accepted and will attend Carroll University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in the fall of 2013. She is an entrepreneur, establishing her own business with her siblings seven years ago, “Three Kids & a Hat”, designing and making adorable, trendy, polar fleece hats. Each year, her business donates some of these hats to local charities. Active in school and her community, Corianne has participated in music, tennis, forensics, Spanish club, track, softball and as a year-book editor. Dedicated to organizing and performing at recitals for several local nursing homes on a regular basis over the past five years, she also volunteers for a variety of local charitable events, including Dance Marathon for Children’s Hospital/Children’s Miracle Network, sponsored by Carroll University, The American Cancer Society’s, Relay for Life, and The U.S. Marine Corps., Toys for Tots collection. Corianne actively dedicates time to her local volunteer fire de-partment, since she served as the Allenton Fire Queen and Dodge County Fire Queen in 2011. Corianne has taught Sunday school classes since her confirmation in eighth grade and has spent several summers as a teacher’s aide for theater and musical classes in the Slinger School District. In her spare time, she enjoys a part time job as a cashier, serving frozen custard. As a future Physical Therapist, Corianne promotes an active and healthy lifestyle, including taking walks and participating in Pilates or yoga. Her mom, a former titleholder, has been an inspiration to guiding her into the field of physical therapy and also encouraged her to compete in local pageants. Corianne believes that pageantry is the key to opportunity from which she has developed leadership skills and inner strength. Crowned Miss WI Collegiate America 2013, Corianne is currently very active promoting the national platform, The Crown C.A.R.E.S. (creating a respectful environment in schools). She has organized a National Bullying Month in her school district, making personal appearances in several parades, and as a guest speaker at libraries and schools. She has created her own Blue Shirt Day, designing to promote the awareness of bullying prevention. Corianne lives in Wisconsin with her family. She feels blessed with a very loving, supportive family, and parents who have always encouraged her to dream big and achieve her goals.
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Book Description Bryson Taylor Publishing, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 122 pages. 8.90x6.00x0.90 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0988294087
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