That's What Friends Do by Cathleen Barnhart audiobook

That's What Friends Do

By Cathleen Barnhart
Read by Vanessa Johansson  and Patrick Lawlor

HarperCollins 9780062888938

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094113531

  • ISBN: 9781094113524

  • ISBN: 9781094113548

Runtime: 7.17 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A heartfelt and powerful debut novel for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and John David Anderson, That’s What Friends Do is a book for anyone learning how to have the hard conversations about feelings, boundaries, and what it means to be a true friend. 

Samantha Goldstein and David Fisher have been friends ever since they met on their town’s Little League baseball team. But when a new kid named Luke starts hanging out with them, what was a comfortable pair becomes an awkward trio.

Luke’s comments make Sammie feel uncomfortable—but all David sees is how easily Luke flirts with Sammie, and so David decides to finally make a move on the friend he’s always had a crush on.

Soon things go all wrong and too far, and Sammie and David are both left feeling hurt, confused, and unsure of themselves, without anyone to talk to about what happened.

As rumors start flying around the school, David must try to make things right (if he can) and Sammie must learn to speak up about what’s been done to her.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gorgeous, heartbreaking, and deeply felt tribute to the power of friendship.” Paul Griffin, author of When Friendship Followed Me Home
“Barnhart artfully weaves two viewpoints together, offering a frank portrayal of middle school struggles and the ever-changing nature of friendship.” Dee Romito, author of The BFF Bucket List
“A careful introduction to consent and sexual harassment…A worthy, timely, ambitious debut.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Cathleen Barnhart

Author Bio: Cathleen Barnhart

Cathleen Barnhart wrote her first book when she was seven. It was called “Aunt Ant” and received rave reviews from her teacher, Mrs. Mills. She’s been writing ever since, with detours into waitressing, working on Wall Street (epic fail), getting married, raising three children, and teaching middle school English and social studies. She holds a BA in creative writing from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. That’s What Friends Do is her first published novel.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.17
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English