This week I am featuring author Julie Bowe, who's latest book, My Best Frenemy, comes out Thursday, May 13 and will be featured on various blogs over the course of the week. I will be re-posting my review of the first book in the Friends for Keeps series and a new review of book two, My Last Best Friend, which just came out in paperback. On Friday I will review My Best Frenemy and share an interview I did with Julie Bowe.
I can't tell you how impressed I am with Julie Bowe's books. When I was in 4th and 5th grade, nobody wrote a book about what it meant to be a kid better than Judy Blume. I think that Julie Bowe and Grace Lin, author of Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat are doing for young adult literature what Judy Blume did in the 1970s. Bowe and Lin are both writing about the real life experiences of girls in a way that validates and values their differences in creative and meaningful ways that, I think, are ultimately universal.
And, best of all, for those of you who live near a Barnes & Noble, My Last Best Friend is on the list of FREE BOOKS that kids can earn by completing a Passport to Summer Reading Form and turning it in sometime between Memorial Day and Labor Day this year.
Blog Book Tour with Julie Bowe
May 10: Bildungsroman
May 11: Biblio File
May 12: Teens Read Too Book Club
May 13: Becky's Book Blog
May 14: books4yourkids
May 15: Bookworm Readers
May 16: The Literary Word
May 17: Booktalks - Quick and Simple
May 18: Class of 2k10