Parents' Guide to

Best Friends

By Abby Aldrich, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Story of a friend moving is comforting and relatable.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Adorable and incredibly relatable book!!

I really liked this book as a child and still do. It's one of my favourites! It tells the story about being separated from your best friend in a very relatable and understandable way. And that's why I think Jaquline Wilson is such an amazing author; in the way she's understanding the kids situations. But it's also good to read about the process of trying to find new friends but still not forget about your best friend. Also loves how it has so much humour to it, so it's not just a sad book. And just like her other books the illustrations are very cute and sweet in its simpleness. I also like how different Alice and Gemma are but can still be best friends. And all the other characters personalities are very relatable, both ti kids and adults. Wonderful book for the young ones who've been in the same situation. Highly recommend this to every kid! They're gonna love it! :)

Is It Any Good?

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Kids will relate to the strength of Gemma and Alice's friendship, as
well as the sadness and anger they feel at being separated against their will. They’ll
appreciate the warmth of Gemma’s granddad and the lengths he goes to in order
to help his granddaughter cope. Readers will find the book uplifting as they
see the characters learn how to move on.

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