2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Silver Medal Winner Finalist for Kids Choice Book Awards
Friendships are tough to navigate, even for adults. The preteen years can be particularly sticky, but we’ve got your back! Packed with fun quizzes, colorful illustrations, and stories about girls just like you, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends) is the ultimate interactive guidebook to help you learn the ins and outs of friendship. Explore the topics of gossip, bullying, and feeling left out, along with ways to strengthen the friendships that mean the most to you. Author Jessica Speer is an expert on post-pandemic friendships with experience in helping tweens, teens, and young adults navigate their social relationships.
Jessica Speer is the highly acclaimed author of books for kids and teens, including the forthcoming, The Phone Book - Stay Safe, Be Smart and Make the World Better with the Powerful Device in Your Hand (Releasing Summer 2023). Her first book, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends), was a finalist for the 2022 Kids Choice Book Awards. Blending science, stories, humor, and fun activities, her writing unpacks tricky stuff that peaks during childhood and adolescence.
Jessica has a Master's Degree in Social Sciences and a knack for writing about complex topics in ways that connect with kids. She regularly contributes to media outlets on content related to kids, parenting, friendship and social-emotional learning. For more information, visit www.JessicaSpeer.com