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Our Friendship Rules

4.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Alexandra and Jenny have been best friends for a long time. But when Alexandra is momentarily dazzled by the glamour of a new girl at school, she's willing to do almost anything to get to be the cool girl's friend. Ultimately, she tells Jenny's biggest, most important secret--and just like that, Alexandra is in! But when Alexandra realizes what it feels like to lose her be ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Tilbury House Publishers
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Lisa Vegan
May 01, 2010 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: girls with various friendship problems & issues = most girls at one time or another
Recommended to Lisa by: Abigail A.
I absolutely loved the collage illustrations in this book. They’re of different styles and they all mesh well with the story. They’re fun to look at and, they greatly enhanced the book and were my favorite part of the book. I wouldn’t have thought that much of the book without them, but the story is also needed to fully appreciate the pictures.

I have a feeling some of my Goodreads friends will not like this story so well because it is in your face didactic. For me, with this subject matter, it w
Mar 02, 2014 Maggie rated it really liked it
Telling the story of friendship betrayal that many young girls go through, this book does a wonderful job of describing the problems and how they can be fixed. What is most important is that this book doesn't end with any bad guys. It shows that there can even be good in the girl who likes to gossip. I believe it would be appropriate for all ages, and it is more relatable perhaps because of the then-9th grade co-author.
Feb 04, 2014 Marta rated it it was amazing
This is a stellar example of illustration and meaningful reading. I'd suggest ages 8-9 for this book, because though it's a picture book, it is on the heavier side in regards to the amount of text and it's not the most basic read. Overall, teaches kids how to be a loyal and true friend, but is kind of an advanced beginner book.
This is a great read for kids (the characters in this book happen to be girls) when they experience the pain that comes with friendship as relationships wax and wane - especially when a fabulous new kid enters the pictures and becomes divisive in the relationship.
Kate Hastings
Oct 15, 2010 Kate Hastings rated it really liked it
Grades 2-5. Alexandra tries to impress the new "cool" girl at school but hurts her best friend in the process. She and Jenny make up a list of rules to heal and keep their friendship strong. The most important rule: be yourself (and accept others as themselves).
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Peggy Moss, children's author of Say Something, Our Friendship Rules, and One of Us,worked as an assistant attorney general in Maine in the civil rights unit and as associate director of the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence. Peggy now works with schools across the US and Canada, helping students and educators from kindergarten to the college level create school environments that feel saf ...more
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