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Eleven-year-old Sophie Turner attends an all-girls private school in Manhattan. When Sophie’s family falls apart and her best friend rejects her for a faster crowd, Sophie’s only source of comfort is the distant voice of her school-assigned pen pal, Katie.

Eleven-year-old Katie Franklin lives in California. She is thrilled to be spearheading a charity project with her best friend, Jake—but when Jake starts paying attention to another girl, a jealous and misunderstood Katie is left with one friend she can confide in—her pen pal, Sophie.

This realistic, gentle novel is a testament to the enduring power of friendship—even from miles away.

About The Author

Photograph © Joel Sheinmel

Courtney Sheinmel is the author of All the Things You Are, Sincerely, Positively, and My So-Called Family. She graduated with honors from Barnard College, part of Columbia University, and attended Fordham University School of Law. Courtney lives, works, and writes in New York City. Visit her at www.courtneysheinmel.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 8, 2010)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442406643
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® 710 The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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"An affecting portrayal of family and friendships in flux, and of the heroines’ burgeoning self-knowledge and confidence."--Publishers Weekly

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