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The Pages Between Us

(The Pages Between Us #1)

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Two best friends separated by conflicting middle-school class schedules vow to keep their closeness alive through the pages of a notebook, and its pages become a lifeline, with the power either to bring them together or tear them apart.
Published February 9th 2016 by HarperCollins
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Siyona N
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2nd-nine-weeks
I just read Pages Between Us by Lindsey Leavitt and co written by Robin Mellom. I thought this book was really cute. Olivia Weston and Piper Jorgensen have been best friends since kindergarten. When they enter their middle school year many things change. For instance Olivia starts looking at Jackson Whittaker with a whole new eye, and Bethany(popular girl) wants to become Piper's bestie. Piper and Olivia have always been so different that they were alike, like how Piper was the middle child and ...more
Libby May
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
#READINGREBELLION standards approved!

This was super fun to read! Man, the girls were entertaining. The book super well written in regards to it being a friends journal. The clippings printed in the book that they taped "inside" was so much fun! Colorful characters, a well written plot. Sort of similar to other good friend books, but not so much so that it made the rest of the book boring. Well excicuted to the point where it wasn't really a "climax" there.

Clean for girls to read. XD Made me lau
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emily
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was really awesome. It actually felt like it was a real notebook written in by two best friends who wanted to talk to each other in a private way. And, yes, I do know that this was based off of Robin and Lindsey's emails, but it still made me feel like the whole world just revolved around Olivia and Piper. Olivia and Piper. Olivia and Piper. Only those two. I would like to recommend this book to all of my Goodreads friends.
Melanie Dulaney
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so excited to offer my middle grade girls an alternative to Russell’s Dork Diaries, Kinney and his Wimpy Kid, or Tashjian’s My Life As books! Don’t get me wrong. I am thrilled that there are so many epistolary novels for kids to choose from, but the majority of the diary style books are strictly light-hearted, goofy entertainment. Leavitt and Mellom give readers two fully fleshed out characters with some depth in plot while still being grounded completely in the world of “tweenage” angst an ...more
Ms. Yingling
ARC from Baker and Taylor

Middle school schedules can make or break a friendship, so when Olivia and Piper only have one class together, they decide to share notes in a notebook. Both are concerned about making new friends, so they attend different clubs-- the boring spelling club where they do worksheets, the Lego club that ends rather disastrously even though that's the club Olivia's crush is in, and chess club, where Olivia finds her people. This upsets Piper, who is still struggling to find f
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Brooke
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked it. I just thought that every time Piper talked about Love & Deception it got pretty annoying. It just got super annoying when she talked about it every single entry! Other than that, it was pretty good. :)
Kelly Hager
Dec 16, 2015 rated it liked it
This book is absolutely adorable and also does a really great job of showing exactly how easy it is for friends---even best ones---to start drifting apart.

Piper and Olivia have been best friends for years and they each definitely rely on the other to get through their days. This is made complicated when one year, they only have one class together. But they have a brilliant idea: they can write notes to each other in a notebook and that will keep them as close as they've always been.

And for a lon
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Lynda Dickson
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 8+
Shelves: children
Having just recently started middle school, best friends Piper and Olivia now find that they only have one class together. They don't even get to share lunch! The sparkly blue notebook becomes their lifeline - practically the only way they can communicate with each other. Unfortunately, the notebook ends up documenting the bittersweet breakdown of their best-friendship; we can literally see it imploding before our very eyes. It started out as something that would bring them closer together, but ...more
Jeff Raymond
I read a YA book a while back called Finding Ruby Starling, which was a story about identity told through emails and blog posts. This idea is moved downward toward the middle grade set with The Pages Between Us, which is a story about friends mostly told between their letters in a notebook. Not the most unique way to tell the story, but still an engaging one nonetheless. The two girls, Piper and Olivia, are using the notebook to keep their friendship strong even though middle school is making it ...more
Betsy
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

This book was way more than I expected it to be. Olivia and Piper are just starting off at middle school. They don't have many classes together so they decide to use a notebook to write notes back and forth. This book is that notebook.

From page one I loved this! It was something I did in middle and high school with my friends, pass back and forth the notebook with letters for each other. Reminded me of w
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Erin
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Pages Between Us is about these two adorable best friends that have different middle school schedules so they share this notebook and write back and forth to each other. It's the loveliest middle grade book. It's so heart-warming and such a quick, enthralling read. I would recommend this to anyone who loves middle grade, any fan of Ally Carter, or anyone who has had a best friend in middle grade.

A must read for all middle grade girls!
rachelwrites007
I liked this book a lot, but I think the target audience will LOVE it.
Bethany
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
THE PAGES BETWEEN US is a cute story about two girls in middle school who are experiencing innocent crushes, true friendship, and the heat fitting in. Typical Middle School problems.

The story follows Olivia and Piper who are best friends until the end of time. They're already planning their double wedding. In elementary school, they had many classes together, but now that they're in middle school, they only have one. French class. So, Piper came up with the perfect idea that they could converse
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Maria Antonia
Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Basic Plot: When two best friends find out that they don’t have any classes together, they decide to share a notebook to communicate with one another. However, their friendship is tested when suddenly when different priorities crop up.

My Thoughts: I loved the dynamic duo of this book… Olivia and Piper are both likeable girls and their devotion to each other is beautiful. I like how they navigate through the different school clubs! From LARPing to Lego Club and Chess Club. It’s fun to go back and
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Michelle Stimpson
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: local-authors
My eleven-year-old daughter and her friends keep a notebook with notes back and forth, original screenplays, and ambitious plans for secret projects. If I were allowed to read it (which I am NOT), I imagine it would be much like the notebook that Piper and Olivia share.

This book is charming and funny and wholesome in a realistic way. I'm excited to pass this one on to my daughter. I know she's going to love it with references to all of her favorite things: Gilmore Girls, the Justice store, Targ
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Maya
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book!!! Piper and Olivia are really likable characters. The story is so funny, entertaining, and sad at times. I also really like the way it's set up to be a notebook between 6th grade friends. I just really enjoyed reading this book, and I would recommend it for kids ages 9-12.
Alicia
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun, quick read. Loved it! Minus a star because it wasn't super meaty, which is just a personal preference, and aside from traits like one likes chess and the other doesn't, both narrators had the exact same voice in my head.
Kristen
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
The style of writing through journal entries was a cute idea! However, I found myself thinking, "Why should I care about these girls?" I didn't really feel compelled to continue reading. I enjoyed the ending, but felt that the majority of the book was mostly rambling.
Rae Shue
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
It was cute...but it's not quite 3 stars or 2, so giving it 2.5 stars. Perfect for sixth grade girls...
Bre
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Definitely a lighthearted book compared to all the other teen books out in the world. Was a very easy read and a good book to read in between other books.
A'layjia
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
YES YES YES!!!!!!!! SO GOOD! I am so happy that my new library is living up to my "high" standerds! :)
Britt, Book Habitue
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
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Lindsey
A cute story about friendship. Perfect for a middle school read (especially for summertime)
Katie Fitzgerald
This is a review of both The BFF Bucket List and The Pages Between Us.

There are many middle grade novels about the changes lifelong friendships can undergo during the turbulent middle school years. Today's review focuses on two that take a slightly different approach. The girls in The BFF Bucket List and The Pages Between Us know their friendships may be endangered, so they take steps to strengthen their bonds and hopefully save their friendships from destruction. In The BFF Bucket List, Ella an
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
The Pages Between Us is super cute, but I’m again sitting here and thinking I should probably stop requesting so much middle grade. Since I’ve enjoyed YA contemporaries by both Leavitt and Mellom, I wanted to read their combined middle grade effort. It’s super cute, and I think if I were in elementary or middle school I probably would have had a lot of feels about it.

Man do I feel old reading books like this. I spent most of the book trying to decide if it was reasonable for a sixth grader (Oliv
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Theresa
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Besties Olivia and Piper no longer have all the same classes. Still wanting to remain close, they make a journal to record events and communicate with one another. When Piper's parents promise to throw her a b.d. party for 12, she has to starting spreading her wings and make some new friends. Olivia likes a boy in her classes, but is too shy to communicate with him. Maybe by joining some clubs they can both get what they need. Can they pursue their interests, make new friends, and still remain b ...more
Rebecca
Olivia and Piper have been besties since third grade, and are now in sixth; neither has ever needed anyone else. Now, though, they find themselves apart for most of the school day, so Piper comes up with the idea of writing to each other in a notebook, the contents of which (with some added texts) is this epistolary novel. One of the main issues they have is Piper's upcoming twelfth birthday, to which her mother said she could invite twelve friends. Problem is, she only has one! She and Olivia m ...more
Callie
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Two best friends with conflicting middle school class schedules vow to keep their closeness alive through the pages of a shared notebook. Its pages become a lifeline with the power to bring them together or tear them apart.

I was thrilled to receive an arc of this book! Lindsey Leavitt & Robin Mellom have given us an inside look at what life for girls this age is really like - the joys, the pains, the insecurities, the roller coaster ride of emotions, and the deep need for friendships. Withou
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Miss
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: goodreads
I know this book is targeted towards a middle grade audience so that is kept in mind while reading this book and writing this review. I thought the story being told through notes, homework, etc. was a fun and creative way to capture the readers interest in the book. But unfortunately, I didn't really like it. Honestly, I don't know exactly why, but I just didn't care for this style of writing in the book. I liked that it was a way for our characters to communicate because that's how a lot of com ...more
Kami
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
- This is a really fun and cute book. It was a bit young for me, but I still enjoyed it.

- I loved the opening. It made me laugh.

- I really liked Piper and Olivia's voices and personalities. They were very believable tween girls. Robin and Lindsey did a great job capturing their younger selves.

- The story is fun, but there really isn't any plot or conflict til the very end. The middle is a little slow.

- The ending is really good. It is full of warm fuzzies and is all about compromising and being
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Lindsey Leavitt is a former elementary school teacher and present-day writer/mom/party animal (not to be confused with her spirit animal, which is a lion). She lives with her family in the Utah mountains. She is the author of the COMMANDER IN CHEESE series, THE PAGES BETWEEN US series (Co-written with Robin Mellom) SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD, GOING VINTAGE, THE CHAPEL WARS, and the PRINCESS FOR HIRE ser ...more

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