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Ada Public Library J FLO (Text) 33500013259262 New Available -
Crookston Public Library J FLO (Text) 33500013259270 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781338607529
  • ISBN: 1338607529
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., 2020.

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Keiko, Audrey, and Jenna have always been best friends, and Keiko desperately wants it to stay that way, but now they are starting seventh grade, and everything seems to be changing; Audrey is obsessed with the idea of them all securing boyfriends, but when she and Jenna focus on the same boy their friendship starts to break apart--and then Keiko finds herself attracted to Audrey's brother, Conner (who has generally been cast as the enemy), and suddenly she finds herself having to choose between the two.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Scholastic Inc.
Grades 4-6 Scholastic Inc.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    Keiko Carter and her best friends, Audrey and Jenna, are starting seventh grade. To reinvent themselves for the new school year, Audrey suggests that the girls find boyfriends in time for their school's annual Fall Ball. Audrey and Jenna's strained relationship begins to unravel when both girls realize they like the same boy. Coupled with that, Keiko's parents are fighting, and she begins to have feelings for Audrey's maligned brother, Conner. Ever the fixer, Keiko decides to help her friends and family salvage their relationships, but she struggles to accept that sometimes even the best and longest of friendships must end if continuing them means you are not being true to yourself. Tween and teen relationships are explored in this charming middle-grade story by Florence. This book would be a solid recommendation for young readers looking for lighthearted romance but not ready for more mature YA content. Fans of 11 Before 12 (2017), by Lisa Greenwald, and 11 Birthdays (2009), by Wendy Mass, will enjoy this book as well. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Debbi Michiko Florence is the author of the Jasmine Toguchi chapter books (JLG selections, the Amelia Bloomer and CCBC Choices lists, and a Cybils award winner). A third-generation Japanese American and native Californian, Debbi lives in Connecticut with her husband, rescue dog, rabbit, and two ducks. Visit her at

Subject: Japanese Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Choice (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Japanese Americans > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
Choice > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Best friends.
Brothers and sisters.
Choice (Psychology)
Dating (Social customs)
Japanese Americans.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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