The Secret Language of Girls

The Secret Language of Girls

Book - 2004
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In the old days, when Kate had no interest in romance, she never cared what other people thought. Now, it appeared, love was turning her into a rotten human being.
Eleven-year-old Kate Faber wishes she could talk to her best friend Marylin about this. But Marylin is no longer her best friend. Or is she? Kate and Marylin had always been the kind of best friends who lived on the same block for their entire lives and who could agree on the kind of boys worth kissing (only movie stars) or who should be invited to their sleepover (definitely not Mazie Calloway or Elinor Pritchard). The kind of best friends who didn't need words to talk, but who always just knew.
But lately Marylin has started to think that Kate can be a bit babyish. And Kate thinks that Marylin is acting like a big snob. And a lot of the time, well, it feels as though they just don't know each other anymore. Somehow nothing is the same, but secretly Kate and Marylin both wish that it could be....
Edgar Award-winning author Frances O'Roark Dowell explores how far the bonds of true friendship can be stretched as Kate and Marylin struggle to navigate the inexplicable terrain of sixth grade.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004
ISBN: 9780689844218
Branch Call Number: J DOW
Characteristics: 247 p,


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Great book for girls headed to middle school dealing with changing friendships

lakevilla_IDOL Oct 18, 2012

This novel demonsrates the art of how people change in middle school. Things get complicated when everyone tells you to embrace who you are on the inside, while that seperates you from popular ways of life. Many teenagers can relate to the story because of its full-of-emotion conflict.

Mar 13, 2011

I love this book! Such an awesome book!

Nov 05, 2009

This is an okay book that helps to realize that friends grow apart. I thought it was fine, not the best book, but ok.

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blue_duck_384 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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