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Best Friend Emma (Emma #4)

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
As soon as Emma McGraw sees Krysten Rodriguez, she knows that Krysten would make a great best friend. There’s just one problem. Emma already has a best friend—Annie Pat! But Emma is sure she wouldn’t mind if Emma made a new friend for both of them. And she has to do it fast, before Krysten is taken! Annie Pat should appreciate that, right? Actually, no. Not when Emma is ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published May 17th 2007 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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Jan 06, 2009 HeavyReader rated it it was ok
This book is about third grade girls and their friendships. It was ok. Not very exciting. The plot was very thin: the main character hurts her best friend's feelings, but with her mom's guidance, apologizes and everything is better again.

There are an unexpected number of references to what girl characters are wearing. I guess some little girls are into clothes...

There's also this gem: "...we both want to be scientists when we grow up. Pretty ones, with awesome clothes." I guess we should all asp
Feb 16, 2009 Dawn rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Third graders
Shelves: gscba
Emma is in a fierce competition with Cynthia to win Kry's friendship; however, she does it at the expense of almost losing her current best friend Annie Pat. This story deals with the friendships and angst of being in third grade. Both Emma and Kry have parents that are divorced and Cynthia uses that information against Emma - almost like it is a disease or something. The story never directly corrects Cynthia's perception and the reader is left feeling that it should.
Nov 25, 2012 Karol rated it liked it
The book showed a basic lesson in friendship among third grade girls. When a new girl is added to Emma's third grade class she is determined to gain an additional best friend. In the process she hurts her best friend Annie Pat. Once she faces her mistake and apologizes, she and Annie Pat are back on good terms and the third grade girls are back to being themselves.
Dec 30, 2009 Brett rated it it was ok
Once again, these girls are really unpleasant to each other which, although it may happen in real life, doesn't make for enjoyable reading. I was expecting a resolution between two of the girls, & it didn't happen.
Apr 28, 2015 Gracie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was alright, but not outstanding. It does teach girls that you should be loyal to your friends and apologize when you've done something wrong.
Apr 20, 2010 Meg rated it really liked it
I learned that you should never fight over making friends. it could cause problems with your other friends.
May 19, 2011 Maeve is currently reading it
its good so far .but read the first book first.then read it......

Maeve McDonough
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hope you are ready for third grade!!!
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Sally Warner is a writer of fiction for children and young adults and of books on creativity. She made the Lily series and Emma series for children's books. Sally Warner was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut and California, where her family moved when she was eight years old.
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