This is the story of two totally different girls -- quiet, shy, artistic Emmie, popular, outgoing, athletic Katie -- and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands... All the crushes, humiliations, boredom, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day in this extraordinary graphic novel, the first in the best-selling Emmie and Friends series.
"Emmie and Katie share a crush on classmate Tyler, and when a sappy love note Emmie writes to Tyler as a joke is made public, Emmie is humiliated. Katie rises to her defense, but Emmie eventually learns to speak up for herself, realizing that embarrassment isn’t the end of the world and being social isn’t as impossible as she thought." -- Publishers Weekly
"With frizzy hair and hunched shoulders, Emmie shows up in tiny vignettes, sandwiched between blocks of text, that make her look as small and insignificant as she feels. Katie’s chapters, by contrast, are big, splashy panels that reflect her outgoing personality....A well-executed twist will have readers flipping back to see what they missed while cheering the strides made by Libenson’s no-longer-invisible heroine." -- Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||May 2, 2017|
|Publisher||Balzer + Bray|
|Series Name||Emmie & Friends|