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The Year of the Book

by Andrea Cheng

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This story is about a girl named Anna who finds companionship in books. she doesn't really know how to make friends in real life so she relies on her favorite stories.
  mapeck129 | Dec 2, 2017 |
Anna is a 4th grader learning about different friendships. She loves to read, and finds great solace in the many books that she dives into. She is creative and thoughtful. Throughout this book, she is faced with the sometimes difficult dynamic between groups of friends at school, and she better learns how to be a good friend herself. ( )
  tessayondorf | Jul 21, 2017 |
I related so much to Anna. Fourth grade is a tough year and even more confusing when friends start to change and drama occurs. Books turn into a safe haven for Anna when she is struggling to connect with kids her own age. ( )
  rachlara | Mar 20, 2017 |
It is a book about a girl who was born in the United States but has a mother who had just came from China. She reads a lot of books, and people can see her feelings expressed through the different books that she reads. One of her friends parents are getting a divorce and there are other real life events that young children can learn about from reading this book. it also is set mostly at school and her friends learn in different ways.
  BurgessMeredith | Feb 5, 2017 |
A Chinese-American girl read-walks through her 4th grade year, struggles with her introversion and with making a new friend, who is having her own family issues.
A sweet little book, nicely written, that captures the troubles of a 4th grade girl pretty well, I think. Plus, there are excellent references to the books she reads throughout the year, including My Side of the Mountain and A Wrinkle in Time. I think I loved it most because this girl was me at that age - she'd always rather stay at home and read her library book than go to a friend's house to play. Me all over. ( )
  electrascaife | Jan 28, 2017 |
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In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated.

When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannot—constant companionship and insight into her changing world.

Books, however, can’t tell Anna how to find a true friend. She’ll have to discover that on her own.
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In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated.

When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannot—constant companionship and insight into her changing world.

Books, however, can’t tell Anna how to find a true friend. She’ll have to discover that on her own. In the tradition of classics like Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estes’ One Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one.

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Follows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.

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