Worst Enemies/Best Friends (Beacon Street Girls, #1)
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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...more
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Published June 10th 2008 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published 2001)
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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...more
Niko

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...more
Dana
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
Heather
“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.

Bei...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...more
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...)
Brianna
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.
Shayla
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.
Courtney
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.
emily lopez;)
i dident finish but! i read it and it was stupid and funny:)
Sarah
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...more
Dreamergirl
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
Jenn
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
Jessica
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
Sabrina *The REAL Princess*
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
Maya
I love this book! I have read it about 3 times. It is right after Lucky Charm on my favorite BSG books.

THE CAST

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...more
Helen
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
Rhonda
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...more
Nanami
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
Christine
Jan 03, 2008 Christine rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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
Ikram
I really enjoyed this book and it sure did take me one long big adventure! There was so much happening in this book- so much drama. Chorllote moved from Parris and had a bit of trouble with things. To start it of she got so embarresed. While she was waking across the lunchroom there was a tablecloth stuck in the zipper of her pants. The whole lunchroom was looking and laughing and pointing and it wasn't funny at all. Throughout the book Chorllote did make friends. She made four great friends and...more
Alexandra
Worst Enemies/Best Friends by Annie Bryant is about 7th grader Charlotte who has traveled all over the world with her father. But with so much traveling means new school, new students and most importantly, new friends. Now, back to the place where she was born and raised, Charlotte is committed on staying here for a long time with fiends that she hopes will stay with her forever. Charlotte's first day of school humiliation curse has been ruining her chance of friendships since the beginning. Wil...more
Laura
I'm giving this five stars not because I really like it, but because it seems to be a perfect example of what tweenage girls need to be reading. I know, they prefer stuff like Gossip Girl, but really - this is closer to their real lives. It's not so goody-goody wholesome that they'll be put off and the girls' characters ring true-enough-to-life. The plot was pretty standard (new girl at school tries to make friends and, after misunderstandings and normal girl stuff, finally does; a group of seem...more
Chanty
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
Jackie
Cute series for Tween Girls. Each book revolves around a different girl in the Beacon Street Girl "Club". Plots about friendships, divorce, etc. No inappropriate language.
Jackie
Charlotte, just having moved with her father from Paris to Massachusetts, is having first-day-of-school jitters. And, to her horror, she pulls off the biggest blunder ever!...Her lunch table mates are horrified and quickly try to distance themselves from her. But a wise teacher and even wiser principal, know how to take the chaos out of the situation and get the girls, Charlotte, Avery, Maeve, and Kitani back on track and start a four-way friendship that just may last a lifetime.

Beacon Street G...more
Michelle BF
I have been seeing this series being recommended to upper EL girls and wanted to see if it was shallow and half baked attempt at getting as many girls of different cultures in one book.

But I was pleasantly surprised that I liked the characters--from the students to the adults. I have already checked out the second one in the series and believe that we'll need to get many copies of this series as I will be talking it up this fall!

Also my daughter was continually interested in the cover although s...more
Sara Truog
First book in the Beacon Street Girls series. Innocuous, pleasant book about a klutzy seventh grade girl who moves a lot - most recently to Brookline, MA from Paris - and who must make friends at her new school while trying not to totally embarrass herself. She is assigned to a lunch group that just can't get along... but with the help of a secret room, a lost dog, the school principal, and an elusive landlady they become best friends. I'd suggest this for girls (definitely) in 4th grade and up....more
Fashiongirlgoldberg
The ONE good book in the entire series. Annie Bryant is not a real person so I guess I can't blame her for making the others so stupid. BUT I can say that I'm a little disappointed in the company itself for not keeping the same ghostwriter or for telling the ghost writer to do something else. Because the other books were LAME with a capital L! So feel free to read this book it's pretty good and it had it's funny moments (think Charlotte) but reader beware, if you try reading the rest of the seri...more
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