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The Secret Language of Girls
The Secret Language of Girls
Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell
In the old days, when Kate had no interest in romance, she never cared what other people thought. Now, it appeared, love was turning her into a rotten human being.Eleven-year-old Kate Faber wishes she could talk to her best friend, Marylin, about this. But Marylin is no longer her best friend. Or is she? Kate and Marylin were always the kind of ...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9781416907176
ISBN-10: 1416907173
Publication Date: 9/6/2005
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Awesome chick book about friends,love and trying to fit in. I bet you'll finish this fast and probably more than once!
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This book is really good.It talks adout two girls.I really liked this book and i was stuck to it and I read it in adout 9 day it was very good and i hope you like it just as much as i did because I liked it as you know ages8-12 not so much easy read but still good.
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This Book is about two girls who were inseperable since they were little.All of a sudden,a new girl moves into the neighborhood.Marilyn becomes intrestead in her and hanging around her more then Kate. Marilyn becomes a cheerleader.Marilyn develops other interests then Kate.It is intresting to see if their friendship survives.Nice Light read, great for those sunny beach days (Wish I had those more often), or just a nice light in-between books read.
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Great book for teens or tweens. All about friends, crushes, and all the fun teen/tween girl stuff.
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They've been friends forever, but now they are in sixth grade and something is going wrong.

This is the story of many friendships. Anyone who has felt their best friend drifting away will appreciate THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF GIRLS.

Kate and Marylin considered each other BFFs, but as sixth grade begins, their friendship is on a downhill slide. First there's Flannery, the worldly seventh grader who moves in down the street. Flannery mysteriously chooses Marylin over Kate, and the slide begins. Marylin and Flannery refuse to speak to Kate and hurl nasty insults her way practically every day.

Eventually, Flannery starts hanging out with eighth grade girls and leaves Marylin wondering what happened. It seems like the perfect time for Kate to renew their friendship, but Marylin tries out for and makes the cheerleading squad, and those new friends are just as mean as Flannery. They claim they don't have time for Kate, who isn't allowed to use makeup and prefers basketball to cheerleading.

Below the surface of the girls' new acquaintances, both spend time puzzling over how things have gotten so out of control. They both consider confronting the difficult topic, but neither wants to risk rejection.

THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF GIRLS offers middle grade readers a chance to experience a crumbling friendship that might very well be like experiences of their very own. This book examines the idea that we often know the right thing to do, but we don't have the courage to take a step in that direction.
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Friends Will always be friends. This i s a very good book. What happens when two best friend enter middle school. Figure it out when you read this book!