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Making Friends: A Graphic Novel (Making Friends #1) (Paperback)

Making Friends: A Graphic Novel (Making Friends #1) By Kristen Gudsnuk, Kristen Gudsnuk (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kristen Gudsnuk, Kristen Gudsnuk (Illustrator)
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Danielle needs a perfect friend, but sometimes making (or creating) one is a lot easier than keeping one!

Sometimes making a friend is a lot easier than keeping one!

Sixth grade was SO much easier for Dany. All her friends were in the same room and she knew exactly what to expect out of life. Now that she's in seventh grade, she's in a new middle school, her friends are in different classes and forming new cliques, and she is totally, completely lost. What Dany really needs is a new best friend! So when she inherits a magic sketchbook from her eccentric great-aunt in which anything she sketches in it comes to life, she draws Madison, the most amazing, perfect, and awesome best friend ever.

The thing is, even when you create a best friend, there's no guarantee they'll always be your best friend. Especially when they discover they've been created with magic!

About the Author

Kristen Gudsnuk is the creator of Making Friends, an IndieBound bestseller and YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection. The sequel, Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board, was included in the 2020 ILA Children's Choices reading list. She's also the writer and artist of the Minecraft comic series Wither Without You, and her Henchgirl comic series is being developed into a TV show. Kristen was born in suburbia, didn't go to art school, and now lives in Queens, New York. Learn more about Kristen and her comics at kristengudsnuk.com.

Praise For…

★ "Making Friends is the Scott Pilgrim for the tweenage set, perfect for any younger readers' graphic novel collection." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Gudsnuk's powers of imagination will make her plenty of friends." -- Publishers Weekly

"This charming graphic novel features full-color, manga-inspired illustrations and a breezy plot that blends wish fulfillment and fantasy with an approachable and contemporary storyline. With a broad brush, Gudsnuk hits many of the angst-y issues of middle school, including popularity, bullying, family relationships, body image, and fandom, creating appeal for a large swath of readers... A nifty pastiche of middle school matters." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Middle-schoolers, meanwhile, will appreciate Gudsnuk's light touch in bringing an empathetic, joyful, and judicious treatment to those tough in-between years." -- Booklist

Praise for Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board:

"Gudsnuk's bubbly, playful artwork, in a warm palette dominated by pink and purple and dense with detail and expressive, goggle-eyed faces, is a pleasure to look at." -- Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338139211
ISBN-10: 1338139215
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: July 31st, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Making Friends