I'll Be There (And Let's Make Friendship Bracelets)

A Girl's Guide to Making and Keeping Real-Life Friendships

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Pub Date 08 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 13 Mar 2023

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*Please note, this title is currently only available as a seven chapter sample. If you'd like to request a final copy upon publication, please email megan.wordsworth@harpercollins.com.*

In a challenging world, making friends as a kid is tough. Luckily, authors Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston are back with a new spin on their successful friendship book for women--this time to help tween and teen girls struggling with those awkward adolescent years gain their courage and confidence by learning to make real and lasting connections with friends.

An honest and humorous take on the connection between self-acceptance and community, I'll Be There (And Let's Make Friendship Bracelets) is a how-to for practicing time-tested skills to establish quality friendships and navigate their ups and downs. For any girl who's ever felt uncomfortable in their own skin or is still healing from "friendship hurt," this book will teach them

  • how to find and keep friends who accept and love them for who they are
  • the importance of making friends off screen
  • to stay confident and kind in the thick of mean-girl culture
  • how to "break up" with comparison and become a cheerleader for their friends

I'll Be There (And Let's Make Friendship Bracelets) will encourage and reassure girls by showing them the value and importance of healthy friendships. Whether breaking it down page by page independently or in a friend group, they're guaranteed to connect with the book's insightful activities and candid content, including

  • thoughtful journal prompts
  • diagrams, infographics, and coloring pages
  • fun quizzes, word searches, real-life challenges, and hidden messages
  • true stories from Amy's and Jess's own childhood experiences
  • a how-to guide for creating DIY friendship bracelets

From the supermom team that brought you I'll Be There (But I'll Be Wearing Sweatpants) comes a compulsively readable and highly interactive map for girlhood and friendship with a clear message: life in our crazy and chaotic "plugged-in" world is more fulfilling surrounded by real-life friends.

*Please note, this title is currently only available as a seven chapter sample. If you'd like to request a final copy upon publication, please email megan.wordsworth@harpercollins.com.*

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This is beautiful book with loads of prompts, activities and helpful tips of socializing and friends. Introverts, extrovert, teen, pre-teens, EVERYONE will absolutely love this book. I don't remember why I picked it up, but I'm so glad i did.

Here's what i loved the most :)
Quizzes that help you analyse yourself.
Activities like wordsearches every few pages
A writing space to put your thoughts into
An understanding of healthy friendships
Aesthetic posters about bullying, social media usage, etc
And of course, the fun guide on making friendship bracelets

I definitely need a physical copy of this gorgeous book, and so does every young girl<3

A big thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for giving me access to a complimentary copy of the first seven chapters of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I wish I had read this in elementary school. Genuinely, it helps you navigate a lot of tough situations, including making new friends. I think that I didn't get enough guidance around that age. I received a review copy from the publisher and have left my opinion.

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Thank you Netgalley for letting me review this book, my opinions are completely my own.

I found I'll be there to be the kind of book I would of loved in middle school. I'll be honest I loved as an adult as well. I greatly enjoyed the spots where one can write their feeling in a guided journal kind of way. I also like the spot for an adult, where kids can write to their adult their thoughts. I thought that was a nice touch

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Enjoyed sharing with my daughter! Definitely a much needed book for young girls, especially with all the social media they are exposed to each day.

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I am loving this nonfiction middle grade journal series so much!

More like a journal with prompts and interactive exercises than a self-help kind of book, this one is filled with colours and creativity!

Haven't come across a journal on friendship this amazing. Choose it without thinking twice!

The exercises are quite helpful (psst! Yes, for you too, you frowning adults!).

I need a physical copy!

Thank you, Thomas Nelson CHILDREN'S, for the advance reading copy.

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