Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: Let's Pretend We've Never Met

Let's Pretend We Never Met
Mattie's family moves in the middle of the school year - much to her dismay. They need to be closer to her grandmother, who's aging. Mattie arrives during winter vacation, giving her time to acclimate to the area and unpack. She meets a girl in the apartment building - Agnes.

Agnes isn't like the friends she left behind - Agnes isn't like anyone she's ever known. Mattie has a great time hanging out with Agnes. And then school starts up again.

Mattie soon realizes that Agnes isn't popular, in fact everyone things Agnes is weird. Mattie isn't sure what to do; more than anything she wants to fit in at her new school. Can she be Agnes's friend and fit it or will she have to choose?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book - I felt terrible for both girls. I loved Agnes's crafty side and her knowledge that she was different but it was ok to be different. I felt terrible for the break up in their friendship - but I loved how things turned out. It's hard being new in school or at work; navigating social events takes work. I also loved Mattie's grandmother - especially her clue game. Their family time seemed like lots of fun. The friendship and family drama make this book a quick enjoyable read. 

Cover Thoughts: Cute
Source: My Library
Library Recommendation: A must have book for school and public libraries - perfect for conversations about friendship, bullying, and inclusivity.

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