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Worst Enemies/Best Friends (Beacon Street Girls #1)

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Meet the Beacon Street Girls... They're real, They're fun- They're just like you!

Yikes! As if being the new girl isn’t bad enough, Charlotte just made the biggest cafeteria blunder in the history of Abigail Adams Junior High. There’s no way that Katani, Avery, and Maeve will want anything to do with her now. Can a mysterious landlady, a romantic evening gone wrong, and a c
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Published June 10th 2008 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published 2001)
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Jan 23, 2012 Niko rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

My daughter finished the various American Girls series and picked up a Beacon Street Girls book at the library. So I picked one up, too, to make sure the content and style meet parental requirements. They do. Being an adult male, this would have been a complete waste of my time if I hadn't read it for that purpose. If I were a pubescent girl, I would surely have rated it higher.

It's tough to move to a new city. It's tough to start junior high. Charlotte does both at once and despairs of ever mak
Allie G.
So far i think that this book is really good. the author makes this book seem like you are there when you are reading it! This is a great series for girls:)I would suggest reading books that are about girls growing up in middle school:)

November 14,2010
I am on page 80 of Worst Enemies/Best Friends and i love this book. I predict that Charlette, Avery, Katani and Maeve are all going to become friends because they are all having a sleep over so that their teacher will let them not have assigned sea
Feb 17, 2017 Tannia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the title of this book is "worst enemies/best friends" by Annie bryant. this book was mostly about this girl named charlotte going to a new school and having a hard time finding friends. she had mostly spend the whole year by herself till she met a girl. she was best friends with her and other girls. they had a sleepover but they didn't know that was her house instead it was rented and had to move out in a few month.I would recommend this book to people who like long books. I give this book four ...more
Nov 18, 2014 Jiyah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ATTENTION EVERYONE! Worst Enemies/Best Friends is an realistic book. I like this book because it shows how the person you'll least think can help you out of your problems can have an affect on you.

This book talks about how four totally different girls meet eachother and become friends but they all have diffrent vies about almost everything they do!. They have their ups and downs ,back and fourths. So this mysterious land lady experienced the four friends bickering and having the worst altrcation
Feb 17, 2017 Summer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is a good book because it tells you how to get friends and try to keeping someone in your family
Oct 27, 2010 Dana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an amazing book and it was very realistic. So, it is about four girls: Charlotte Ramsey, Avery Madden, Katani Summers, and Maeve Kaplan-Taylor. They are all very different and the way they start to be friends is very funny and weird. So, Charlotte has lived all over the world: Paris, Africa, and Port Douglas. But now she is back in where she started: Brookline Massachusetts, USA. So Charlotte has a BIG embarassing moment, but surprisingly it brings the girls together. This book has love ...more
May 07, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile
“Beacon Street Girls” by Anne Bryant is a series of books aimed toward tween/teenage girls. The first book in the series is “Worst Enemies/Best Friends.” The premise of the story is that Charlotte, who is a tween, has moved a lot due to her father being a writer. When they move again, he asks Charlotte where she wants to go and she says that she wants to go to Brookline, Massachusetts where she was born and lived for the first four years of her life. Charlotte’s mother died when she was four.

Oct 14, 2016 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Worst Enemies/Best Friends by Annie Bryant is a interesting book about new friendships and adventure. This book teaches you that you can't judge people by their first impressions. Charlotte Ramsey knows what it feels like to make a fool of yourself in the first day of school. On the first day she got table cloth stuck to her zipper and when she stood up and walked away she took the table cloth and the food along with her. The food got all over the girls sitting there. Since that day they didn't ...more
Tara Calaby
The most enjoyable part of reading this book was matching each character to their corresponding character in the Baby Sitters Club books ;)

Fairly generic, it was obviously the first book in a series. Unfortunately, the fact that it read like so many other books for upper primary/lower secondary meant that I wasn't really left with an interest in reading the other books in the series.

OH. Note to all authors: if you want to have one of your characters be someone who has lived in multiple places ar
Lesli Diaz
Oct 07, 2015 Lesli Diaz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recommend this book to girls that like friendship and that maybe think bad things about other girls and they don't even know them.I liked this book because at first everything was going wrong/bad and then everything turned around and it was going great for the girls.The girls became best friends had sleepovers,shared a dog and Charlotte lied about the tower and then the lady gave the tower to her and her family.
s o n n a
I think this is a great, cute story about friendship. I personally found it a little boring and immature, but I guess it's because it's meant for kids in the later elementary school grades and early 6th graders. I would've given it 4 stars if I took into consideration how 6th graders would think about it...but I didn't. So I would recommend this to anyone in 3rd grade through 6th grade. (I find it weird that I found this book in TeenSpace at the library though...)
Aug 31, 2009 Shayla rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the Beacon Street Girls series when I was eleven. Now, not really. I realize that this series is written for children, and I'll try to keep that in mind as I write this review. But this book just isn't good. It's pleasant, but not well-written in any way. Everything is just too unrealistic. If you're going to read this book, don't expect to get anything out of it.
My 10 year old self: This is an amazing book that you will not want to put down. It is about 4 girls, and them getting along, just like real life. It is like BFF, but better. I think this is because it doesn't have any swears and the author is just... different. More me. Anyways, this is a great book. Borrow? Buy? Skip? Absolutely borrow this book, and if you buy books, then buy it.
emily lopez;)
i dident finish but! i read it and it was stupid and funny:)
Mar 22, 2008 Courtney rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i did not enjoy this book at all. my friend recommended it to me, but i had to push myself to keep reading it. it was way below my level, and not my style at all.
Jan 17, 2015 Sunwoo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was about a girl called Charlotte who moved to US and is trying to make new friends in her school. But things don't really go as planned...
Feb 27, 2010 Destiny rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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May 29, 2012 Nanami rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlotte is a kind of a girl who is not very good at making new friends. This year, she and her father decides to move to U.S.A her home country the Beacon street. With her decision since she had to travel all around the world because her father was a adventurous author. Every time she moves to a new school, she always makes some kind of a huge mistake and always looses her friends. This year she committed that she won't make a mistake again and left her best friend Sofia in Paris and went to A ...more
Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a series of books based on the adventures of some girls in junior high. (The viewpoint also depends on which girl is talking during the chapter, the first two chapters being from Charlotte's point of view). The first girl we are introduced to is Charlotte who has lived in Africa, Australia, Paris and who is now living in America. She's rather clumsy and quite nervous about starting at a new school. Her father is a writer and teacher. The house they are now living in has a tower she can't ...more
Jun 09, 2012 Maya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, books-in-a-series
I love this book! I have read it about 3 times. It is right after Lucky Charm on my favorite BSG books.


Charlotte Ramsey--Charlotte has traveled the world. She has lived in Australia, Tanzania, and Paris. Her father is a very well known travel writer, and her father started moving around after her mother's death. But now, they are back in Brookline, and Charlotte doesn't want to leave!

Maeve Kaplan-Taylor--Maeve dreams of being an actress. Her parents own a movie theater, and her family l
Aug 02, 2010 Sabrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Beacon Street Girls series is a refreshing and simple series consisting of 15 novels aimed at tween-teen girls. It follows the countlesss adventures of 5 girls, Isabella, Mauve, Katani, Charlotte and Avery otherwise known as the Club BSG. Each novel is relativly short, ranging from about 100-115 pages and has a very interesting plot. This will sound completly cliche, but the girls are just like real life teenagers. I am wondering if Annie Bryant, the author, is young herself. She perfectly c ...more
Dec 24, 2007 Christine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anybody who likes teen/girl issues
Recommended to Christine by: Nobody... Thought It looked Good
Ok, well this book is okay. It's about a girl named Charlotte who moves back to her hometown in Massachusetts after living all over the world for most of her life. On her first day of school, she makes the biggest blunder in school history and it seems like the three other girls, (Katani, Maeve, and Avery)don't seem to like her much. But somehow, they make friends. They go to Charlotte's house a lot, so I was not surprised when they found a key in the forbidden tower of her house. Unfortunately, ...more
May 30, 2011 Dreamergirl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good and fun read about a few totally different girls that cross paths in the most usual way, but will their differences bring them closer together or father apart? What I liked was that this series was nothing like other teen books, instead it puts real stuff in that's both realistic and entertaining. Not only was it a surprisingly fun read but also a very good one in a writer's point of view because the writing was great and overall with good description. I felt as if I were in thei ...more
In Annie Bryant’s “Worst Enemies/ Best Friends” talks about how this one girl, Charlotte Ramsey, is the new kid in school. Charlotte Ramsey was a girl who moved from Paris to Brookline. One day, Charlotte was in the cafeteria for lunch and she accidentally got her zipper stuck in the tablecloth. When she yanked on it, all the trays of food splattered everywhere causing everyone at Abigail Adams Junior High to stare at her and laugh.
As Charlotte was so embarrassed, Mrs. Fields came over to Char
Sep 26, 2008 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, juvenile
This book is about Charlotte Ramsey, who is a new girl at Abigail Adams Junior High. Charlotte has a history of "first day at school" blunders and this one has got to be her worst. At lunchtime the tablecloth gets stuck in Charlotte's zipper causing trays and food to go flying all over the people at her table. Even though she has a difficult start in her new school, Charlotte eventually becomes friends with the least likely people.

This book deals with everything from everyday to unusual situati
Dec 17, 2008 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: problem-novels
Charlotte has moved often and is used to being the new girl in school, but that never makes it any easier, especially in 7th grade. To make matters worse, on the first day at her new school she accidentally dumps the contents of the lunch table onto her assigned lunch partners (after zipping the tablecloth into her pants). Being a klutz does not do much for one's social life. Charlotte and her classmates, Katani, Avery, and Maeve are all so different from one another that they are destined to be ...more
Aug 21, 2012 Jenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
My Little picked this up at the used book store. I read the back, assumed it was a juvenile book, and let her have it. It was assessed somewhere around grade 4 or 5, which is where she's reading at, in AR, so I didn't think much more about it. She loved it, so I put the next one on hold. Our library has juvenile books on hold upstairs and adult and young adult downstairs. That's when I realized our library had classified it as YA. I didn't freak out (I mean, Harry Potter's classified as YA too a ...more
The Beacon Street Girls are Charlotte, Meave, Katani and Avery. Charlotte has been traveling around the world with her dad and this time she chose to stay in Boston. The girls instantly dislike eachother on the first day of school as lunch partners, especially Katani. Katani requests a sleepover so they could chose different lunch partners, and the sleepover was held at Charlotte's house. At the sleepover, they discover a " Tower " and Charlotte lied and told the girls her dad owned the entire h ...more
CMG (Mac)
For me, too juvenile and I knew it would be so no points off for that. Some good life lessons to not draw negative conclusions about people and to know they're all just as insecure as you are. Cool teacher ideas. The clutz thing and the lying and the star thing and the thinking of mom thing seemed contrived embellished and just there trying to force the story.

Synopsis: Claire has lived all over the world with her writer father and tries to make new friends. The girls get off to a very bad start
Aug 25, 2011 Chanty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the Beacon Street Girls collection I have read every book in this series and this is a tremendous start for the series even though the series is over after 20 books and the whole series shows the tales on how 4 very different girls start a new school and get off to a rough start and after their teacher puts them in a group to get them to make friends things get even worse between them and the teacher thinks a good sleepover would get through all their differences but things heat up in the ...more
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