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A Little Friendly Advice - by Siobhan Vivian (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 256

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Push

Age Range: 9-12 years

Author: Siobhan Vivian

Language: English

Street Date: March 31, 2015
TCIN: 77264964
UPC: 9780545758017
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-3233


Praise for THE LIST:

"I devoured THE LIST -- it's funny, heartbreaking, suspenseful, and wise. Siobhan Vivian tells a raw, real, winning story about the perils of fitting in, the danger of labels, and how prettiness and ugliness are sometimes intertwined. It definitely makes my list as one of the best books I've

read all year." -- SARA SHEPARD, author of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS

"Siobhan Vivian's smart, incisive, powerfully honest novel explores just what it's like to try

to navigate high school and being a girl without losing yourself entirely." -- Libba Bray, author of BEAUTY QUEENS

*"Vivian proves that beauty and ugliness aren't always a matter of appearance." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

"Funny, sharp, romantic, poignant, and true. I stayed up all night reading THE LIST."

-- Melissa de la Cruz, author of BLUE BLOODS

*"This riveting exploration of physical appearance and the status it confers opens a

cultural conversation that's needed to happen for a long time. . . . Vivian refuses to falsify or

avoid the uncomfortable realities." - KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

"Smart, snappy writing." -- NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


"High school has never felt more authentic. . . . Vivian challenges assumptions and sends a positive message about acceptance, forgiveness, and love."


"The dialogue and emotional honesty are pitch-perfect. . . . Readers will cheer."


"A joy to read . . . Full of wry observations, details that delight the senses and perceptions about things that matter."



"This debut novel manages to be at once uplifting and heart wrenching. Vivian is clearly an author to watch." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

"The book itself was nearly impossible to put down, and the plot so captivating that the pages flew by." --YABooksCentral

"Cultural references keep the narrative hip, but it's Vivian's skill at subtly shaping the personalities that makes this book work." - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"Siobhan Vivian nails the little details and the big truths that matter." -- Maureen Johnson, author of 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES


"Readers who have wondered, 'Are these the friends and the life I want to have?' will see themselves reflected in Emily's achingly real struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs." - KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

"Vivian finds the true voice of every character, even those who aren't truthful." - AKRON BEACON JOURNAL

"[Vivian's] talent for scene-setting and evocative imagery is especially effective for a story about a girl just discovering her eye as an artist and herself as a person." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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