Reviews and Blog Posts: Friendship

Memoirs of a teenage amnesiac

by Gabrielle Zevin

DPL Rating:
5

If life had gone differently, Naomi may never had been adopted and grown up on the streets of Russia. If life had gone differently, Naomi may never have tripped, hit her head, and woken up with amnesia. Now she can’t remember a single thing about the last four years of...

Tessa Masterson will go to prom

by Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin

DPL Rating:
4

Told in two voices, this book is essentially about friendship. Luke and Tessa have been best friends forever. Influenced by his mom's viewing of romantic comedies, Luke sees Tessa's lack of a boyfriend and decides she must secretly in love with him. He makes a grand romantic gesture, asking her...

In search of Captain Zero : a surfer's road trip beyond the end of the road

by A. C. (Allan C.) Weisbecker

DPL Rating:
4

Remember that feeling of ditching school in the late spring, just before summer, when the weather was primo and your youthful responsibilities faded away like a bad tattoo under the sun? This is a memoir of a dude that may have skipped a few too many days, his responsibilities no...

Getting to Happy

It has been 18 years since Terry McMillan has told of the story of Gloria, Savannah, Bernadine and Robin in the novel Waiting to Exhale.

Years later McMillan follows up with the highly anticipated sequel to these ladies lives and friendship.

Getting to Happy, wastes no time telling the reader what these ladies have been up to the last 12 years.

Over the years these four friends have dealt with divorce, death, addiction, raising children as well as trying to find happiness!! McMillan is a master at telling the story of Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine and Robin.

The question is will they all finally find happiness?

Bromances

I Love You, Man

Female friendship has been celebrated in movies widely even before Beaches was a blockbuster, but it isn't until recently that male friendships also received the same cinematic treatment. Bromances celebrate the brotherly love and friendship between two men and are often hysterical!

Many of the films on this list are written, directed, and/or produced by Judd Apatow. I think it is safe to assume that he is quite the bromantic.

If You Liked The Help by Kathryn Stockett...

After you've read the 2010 One Book, One Denver selection The Help by Kathryn Stockett, try one of these great books with similar themes, characters and settings!

Doctor Proctor's fart powder

by Jo Nesbø

DPL Rating:
0
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Nilly (short for nearly invisible) is the new kid at school and he quickly makes friends with the weirdest old man on the street, Dr. Proctor. Dr. Proctor is an inventor of (mostly) useless things and his latest invention needs a test subject. Nilly agrees and he, Nilly's friend Lisa,...

Boom! : (or 70,000 light years)

by Mark Haddon

DPL Rating:
4

What would you do if you overhead two of your teachers talking in what sounds like a made up language? Well, Jim and Charlie decide they have to find out what's going on, and that leads to an adventure of a scale they'd never imagined! You'll be laughing all the...

The strange case of Origami Yoda

by Tom Angleberger

DPL Rating:
0

Dwight is a pretty strange kid and isn't super popular at school. One day, he shows up with an origami Yoda finger puppet on his hand that gives out advice. The weird thing: Yoda is always right! The force really is with origami Yoda! Yoda helps kids do better in...

Nature Girl

by Jane (Jane Alice) Kelley

DPL Rating:
3

Megan is stuck in VT with her artist parents for the summer. She'd rather be home in NYC, or with her best friend, Lucy, who is in MA for the summer. Here, there is no internet, no cell phone reception, and no TV. There IS mandatory art time every morning...

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