Being ten is hard. Just ask Celie—who is juggling fights with her sister, secrets at school, a forgetful grandmother, and a best friend who won’t speak to her. How can a girl who doesn’t like change survive when everything around her is changing? By writing, of course. Girls will recognize their own struggles as they join Celie who lets it all out in her top-secret diary.
About Friendship Over
Ten-year-old Celie has quite a few things on her mind—fights with her sister Jo, secrets at school, an increasingly forgetful grandmother, and worst of all, a best friend who won’t speak to her. How can a girl who hates change survive, when everything in her life is changing? By writing, of course. Celie’s often comical and always heartfelt diary entries include notes, e-mails, homework assignments, and pages from her top-secret spy notebook.
* ” . . . Wright’s spot-on black-and-white illustrations perfectly complement Sternberg’s text. . . This satisfying slice-of-life story about the permutations of friendship and family resonates.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“As she did in Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and its sequels, Sternberg exposes the travails of adolescence with authenticity and humor in this first volume of the Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine series. . . ” —Publishers Weekly