The Kind of Friends We Used to Be

Book review by Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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Accurate and heartwarming story about tween friendship.

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Book Details

  • Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell
  • Genre: Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: January 6, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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