Bending Over Backwards
by Cari Simmons
Molly Larsen has a plan to avoid being friendless in her new middle school--immediately identify and befriend the IT girl--but Molly's plan isn't foolproof, and her scheme may result in her being embarrassingly branded THAT girl instead.
Best Friend Next Door
by Carolyn Mackler
Two girls who share a birthday and palindromic names struggle with respective parental challenges and loneliness while gradually overcoming their differences to become close friends.
by Erin Entrada Kelly
Bullied at school, eighth-grader Apple, a Filipino American who loves the music of the Beatles, decides to change her life by learning how to play the guitar.
Drive Me Crazy
by Terra Elan McVoy
When Lana's and Cassie's grandparents marry each other, the girls find themselves stuck together on a crazy summer road trip that will change the course of their friendship and their lives.
Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?
by Liz Kessler
Manifesting an ability to become invisible, Jessica, along with her best friend Izzy, organizes a band of fellow students who also demonstrate supernatural abilities only to be targeted by an unscrupulous adult.
My Secret Guide to Paris
by Lisa Schroeder
Twelve-year-old Nora has always dreamed of going to Paris with her grandmother, but when her grandmother dies it seems like Paris is gone with her--until Nora finds three airline tickets in a trunk, and sets out to persuade her mother to use them.
Next Top Villain: a School Story
by Suzanne Selfors
Unlike her classmates, who include the daughters of Snow White, Cinderella, and Rapunzel, Duchess Swan does not have a Happily Ever After waiting for her, but maybe her class in General Villainy, taught by Mr. Badwolf, can change her destiny.
by Ann M. Martin
Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.
The Best Friend Battle
by Lindsay Eyre
Nine-year-old Sylvie Scruggs and Miranda Tan have been best friends their whole lives, but Georgie, a new boy in the neighborhood, could change that--and Sylvie will do just about anything to hold on to her friend.
The Girl With the Glass Bird
by Esme Kerr
At Knight's Haddon, a remote all-girls boarding school, feisty orphan Edie is assigned to spy on fragile, exotic Anastasia. Instead, the two become best friends--and discover a sinister mystery.