Saturday, July 7, 2012

Review: Best Friend Thief by Laurel-Ann Dooley

Best Friend Thief

Publisher: WordWorks Publishing
Release Date: September 20th, 2011
Number of Pages: 120
How I Got This Book: ARC from author for review
My Rating: 3/5

Goodreads Summary:

"2012 Indie Book Award Finalist
Nathalie can’t believe it. Her best friend Reagan is ditching her to be BFFs with the class popular girl. They’d been best friends forever, but when Queen Blair decides that she wants Reagan to be her BFF, Reagan is gone in a flash.

Catherine and Isabel can’t believe it either. They’re best friends just like Nathalie and Reagan, and the four of them always hung out together -- but now what? Will Nathalie get Reagan back? Does she even want her back? Will the group ever be the same again?

Confusion and hurt feelings take over -- and that’s just the start of it!"


First, a big thank you to Ms. Dooley for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review!

This is the first in a middle grade series about a group of 5th grade girls who are BFFs: Nathalie, Reagan, Catherine, and Isabel. For the first time in years, they have been separated into two different classes: Nathalie and Reagan into one, and Catherine and Isabel into another. Nathalie, who is the narrator of this book, is ok with this, because Reagan is her bestest friend of this group anyway. Until Blair comes along. Blair is one of the most popular girls in the school and she has decided that Reagan is going to be her new BFF. Poor Nathalie is feeling very abandoned. How will she get her BFF back, or can she?

I think this is a book that many 8-12 year old girls can relate to. Most girls in this age group deal with friend issues at one time or another. Ms. Dooley writes in a way that young girls can enjoy. I plan on passing this book on to my 11 year old daughter! To find out more about the series, check out the website:


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