The Friendship Matchmaker, Randa Abdel-Fattah (Scholastic)
The first middle-grade fiction from the popular YA author. It is the story of Lara Zany, an eleven-year-old grade fiver who is the Friendship Maker of her school. Following the strict rule book she devised, her goal is to help students make and keep friends. Never deviating from her rules, Lara herself has no friends as she feels that would compromise her role at school. Then Emily Wong arrives and turns the rule book upside down.
A book about friendship, bullying, fitting in, and expressing one’s true nature.
A lovely fun read for 9+ girls.
A little bit like the fantastic Hating Alison Ashley (Robin Klein)