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The Friend Thief

(Diary of a 5th Grade Outlaw #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In Book 2 of the Diary of a 5th Grade Outlaw series, life is going great for Robin Loxley—until a friend thief comes along and threatens to ruin everything!

After her victory over Nadia, the playground bully, Robin has her old best friend back, plus a whole gang of new friends! But when that Nadia tries to steal away all of the people she holds dear, will Robin be able to k
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 14th 2020 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Yogaa Lakshmi
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it
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The book is kind of good (I mean middle-graders would love it). However, the lacks a strong plot. The character-building is good. In short, the novel is fun-filled with colorful illustrations. I would like to thank NetGalley for giving me this wonderful opportunity.
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
I am feeling sad right now because I could not like this one. Seriously, it's not difficult to like a children's book with all the cute, colourful illustrations, cover, lively characters and all but this one is just not the one with all the right feels that usually keeps oozing from children's fiction. I feel like the book focuses more on the gossip and bully-talk that's circulating in the school rather than the school activities and the friendship circle. Something is off about the characters. ...more
What do you do when someone is stealing your friends? Hopefully you don't go bananas like Robin and embarrass yourself on the playground. This second book in the series was a bit heavy on the "then I did this and then she said this" side of things. The whole "I put my hood on" gesture seems a bit overused as well. Extra points for the "aha" moment at the end when Robin realizes she is more like Nadia than she wants to be. Dun, dun, dun. . . A preview of book #3 was included and I am looking forw ...more
Picking up where the first book in this series left off, protagonist Robin Loxley has the world on a string after making friends with LJ, another fierce basketball player, and bringing down the reign of Nadia, the school playground bully. She's also thrilled that her friendship with Mary Ann is thriving once again. But after a careless mistake on the court and her distraction leads to problems, things start going steadily awry. As Robin somehow manages to hurt or step on the toes of one after an ...more
Mar 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Robin Loxley has beaten the Sheriff of Nottingham, and got her best friends, Mary Ann and LJ back in her gang. But, this being the sequel, the Sheriff is trying to get revenge, and doing so by stealing said friends from Robin's corner of the wood. And the worst thing is, those friends are actually willing to change sides, turning away from Robin and towards the evil-doer.

Well, I said wood but it's actually a playground. Yes, this series has what seems to be a really weird and (I hope) unrealisti
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oh Robin, a girl after my own stomach...err heart. She’s back and her appetite still cannot be tamed, especially when there are corn dogs and candy apples involved. DIARY OF A 5TH GRADE OUTLAW: THE FRIEND THIEF is the second book by Gina Loveless and Andrea Bell chronicling life at Nottingham Elementary through amusing diary entries and playful illustrations by the hooded, hungry, heroine: Robin Loxley. One week has passed since her crusade against the school bully and now everyone is looking fo ...more
Kelly Anne Blount
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
The Friend Thief is an excellent story with superb illustrations!

Losing or having differences with a friend is something many experience, especially in late elementary school and middle school. This book perfectly illustrates how these situations can come to light and how children may feel while navigating friendship issues.

I'm excited to read the next book in this series!

T Olsen
Feb 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Like in the first book, the characters are very good and the story is easy to read, but the plot isn't much to write about in this one. There's also a lot of repetition from the first book, and the comic panels still won't win any prizes, but fit the story.
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It was five years after Gina Loveless earned an MFA from California Institute of the Arts that she realized her mission as an author was to write books that helped all the weird kids of the world feel less alone. When she’s not writing or reading, Gina can be found in Eastern PA, boogying at concerts with her husband, tending to their awesome produce garden, or snuggling with her rescue dog Gerdie ...more

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