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The Compulsive Reader: Frenemies by Alexa Young

Monday, March 31, 2008

Frenemies by Alexa Young


Halley and Avalon have been best friends for life. They live next door to each other, and their mothers have been friends for ages. These girls are privileged, talented, and smart--and they know it. They intend to rule eighth grade together, and to kick off the new school year, they plan a huge bash celebrating their friendship. But when Halley comes back from summer camp, the two girls find themselves disagreeing on just about everything, and within a week they're each other's archenemy. But they'll soon learn that the only thing to do with your worst enemy is to make them your frenemy...

Pre-teens will enjoy yet again another tale of the rich and privileged girl's struggle for survival in a school that's not all the different from their own. It's impossible to choose sides with these two bright and intelligent girls as they learn that part of growing up means that sometimes you need to find your own way. Readers will gasp, cry, and laugh along as Avalon and Halley struggle to come out on top with their many ploys and clever tricks, and just maybe even find a way to become friends again.
Frenemies will be available from HarperTeen May 13, 2008.

4 comments:

keri mikulski :) said...

Nice review! This one is on my list. :)

Edi Campbell said...

There is also a "Frenemies" in the Drama High Series by L. Divine. Interesting how two books by the same unusual title came out at the same time!

The Compulsive Reader said...

I know, isn't it ironic? I was talking with someone just yesterday who said they had read Frenemies, and we were discussing it. It didn't take us long to realize that we were talking about two different books. she was talking about one by Megan Crane, and I was talking about the Alexa Young one! Pretty funny, huh?

ALEXA YOUNG said...

Thanks for the lovely review! And hey, maybe you should write up the other Frenemies books too...now that would be cool: A real FRENEMIES showdown! (Incidentally, I've corresponded with Megan Crane about the title overlap and she's been very sweet, gracious and supportive. Isn't that nice to know?) xo