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What happens when an online friend becomes a real-life nightmare?
Roisin hasn't made a single friend since moving from Ireland to Massachusetts. In fact, she is falling apart under constant abuse from a school bully, Zara. Zara torments Roisin in person and on social media. She makes Roisin the laughingstock of the whole school.

Roisin feels utterly alone... until she bonds
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: November 10th 2020 by Scholastic Press
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Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When I first heard about FRIEND ME, I thought, (Wow!), an MG thriller! It's not a genre you find often in this age group. So I was definitely curious to give it a read. Well, it surely did not disappoint. I felt a sort of kinship to the main character Roisin, who has just moved to the US from Ireland. It is a difficult age to transition to a new country and new school, (I have experienced it first hand), so I definitely felt connected to her struggles of not fitting in. Early on, she experiences ...more
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Sheila M. Averbuch is a former journalist who's interviewed billionaires, hackers and would-be Mars colonists. She co-founded the Scotland network of SCBWI and is author of the middle-grade thriller FRIEND ME, publishing in 2020 with Scholastic US. She holds a 2019 New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust.

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