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Pea's Book of Best Friends

(Pea Llewellyn #1)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  13 reviews
When Pea Llewellyn's dizzy but dazzling single mum becomes Marina Cove, author of the bestselling Mermaid Girls books, everything changes. It's time to leave their tiny flat in Tenby for a proper house in London, and a whole new life.

Pea likes the red front door, and the attic bedroom all to herself. She even likes her hideous new school uniform, in a masochistic Malory To
Paperback, 282 pages
Published July 2012 by Red Fox: Random House Children's Books
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Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Pea and her sisters Clover and Tinkerbell are moving from their tiny, mold-ridden flat in Tenby, Wales, all the way to a beautiful new house in London, for an unusual reason: their mother, a sweet but flaky writer, has suddenly exploded into literary celebrity with her new series The Mermaid Girls! She's publishing under the pseudonym of 'Marina Cove'. That means that the girls are dealing not just with their lives turning inside-out, but with two disconcertingly different versions of their own ...more
L.H. Johnson
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I actually think there's a bit of a quiet revolution going on at the moment for the under ten market. I've been reading a lot for this age demographic recently and have been really loving the idiosyncratic quality of practically everything I've read. These books aren't churned out by factories, or written by committee; these books are written by funny, charming and highly unique authors. I mean, if you showed me a paragraph from say Alex T Smith or Maudie Smith(no relation!) or Jacqueline Harvey ...more
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Review by Amber Year 6

I thought this book was amazing. I enjoyed every single bit of it; but if I had to pick my favorite part it would have to be when Pea made friends with Sam1.

Pea was easy to relate to and showed that good friends can be found wherever you are. My Favorite character was Sam1 because he is kind and generous (always good things to have in a friend). I also liked Pea as she is hard working and brave. Although I didn't like Sam 2 who is, in contrast to Sam1, a mean and selfish pi
Hey guess what I adore contemporary middle grade stories about big creative families. This is an excellent one. I love everybody in this townhouse.
Tatum Flynn
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kidlit, favourites
This isn't my usual kind of book: it's the younger end of MG, it isn't fantasy, there's no big adventure story, and it's pink *gasp*. BUT... I absolutely fell in love with Pea's Book of Best Friends, so much so that I instantly rushed off and bought the next two books in the series. It is that unusual thing: an absolutely happy-making book, the kind that makes you just want to hug yourself when you've read it. The characters are brilliantly drawn and loveable, their lives are gripping despite th ...more
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: uk-author, ukmg, signed
Just a quick review for this super cute little read.

In short I loved it. It was funny and sweet and I loved all the characters you come across in this book from the main character Pea through to the entire host of secondary characters you meet.

For me this book was about finding a friend and what it means to be a friend and finding that friendship in unexpected places and I loved it for that.

I also particularly loved the way the book dealt with unusual family set ups as the norm and embraced t
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for kids. It has a story they can identify with and shows how one family copes with moving house and all of the problems (and joys) that can entail. It's a really well written book and avoids being patronising. The characters are great. My favourite was Tinkerbell who is not like her name (probably why I like her so much). Highly recommended.
Janey Colbourne
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This and the others in the Pea's book series are my absolute favourite books to read with my daughter. Sensitively and humorously deals with life's challenges for older children, through the life of an unconventional family.
Simon Blandford
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very cute!
Lancashire Lass
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A hugely entertaining read, spot-on for girls of 8/9+ !
Pea's Book of Best Friends is funny and totally engaging.
My daughter and I both loved it!
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Super 8+ read. Fun quirky characters and a warm family you instantly want to be part of.
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fabously brilliant book about trying to find a real friend.
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