Schaefer, Lola Best Friend Next Door 222 pgs Scholastic, 2015. $16.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Hannah’s best friend moves away and a new girl moves into her
best friends house, and even into her old room. At first Hannah is resistant to
the potential for friendship, especially after she discovers how much they have
in common, but after the new girl, Emme reaches out to her in the nicest way,
Hannah soon discovers that new friends can be amazing.
This is such an authentic and fun read! Its great to watch the
friends bond over palindromes and stick up for and support each other. The author
brings both girls to life and does a fantastic job differentiating them. There
are many real world elements such as life changes, bullying, and two mom
household. I think 3-6 graders will love reading this book!
EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.