Friend or Fiction

Friend or Fiction

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Coming October 8, 2019. Preorder now!

By: Abby Cooper

The best friends are the ones you make yourself . . .

Twelve-year-old Jade wishes her family would leave their no-name Colorado town already–everyone else does, including every friend Jade's ever had. But now that her dad's been diagnosed with liver cancer, they're not going anywhere. So Jade makes a friend who won't ever leave her: Zoe, the best best friend anyone could imagine, who lives in the pages of her notebook. 

When an experiment gone horribly right brings imaginary Zoe to life, Jade is thrilled. But the strange power she wields over Zoe scares Jade, as does Zoe's increasing popularity. Is it okay to have a friend who has to do what you want? Is Jade really ready to share Zoe with the world?

Author Bio:

Abby Cooper, author

Previously a K-8 library media specialist, Abby Cooper is now a full time author of books for children. She has written two novels: Bubbles and Sticks and Stones.

Read more about Abby here.

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Editorial Reviews:

A fun, fast-paced, thought-provoking, and emotional middle grade read! Abby Cooper starts with a captivating premise—what if an aspiring writer created a fictional best friend who somehow came to life?—and she delivers a charmingly relatable and magical novel that's as moving as it is entertaining. Jade's story will keep readers turning the pages and leave them thinking about how we protect ourselves and others when we're going through something incredibly hard and what it means to be a true friend. It’s a perfect follow-up to Abby’s first two novels and a delightful story on its own.
—Laurie, Collabookathon


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ISBN: 978-1-62354-108-8

ISBN: 978-1-63289-870-8 EPUB

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Ages: 10 and up
Page count: 272
5 1/2 x 8 1/4

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