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  • 10 of 10 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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North Kansas City Public Library J GRIFFIN (Text) 0001002232096 JUV Fiction Available -

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General Note:
Includes excerpt from the author's Saving Marty.
Summary, etc.:
"Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley, who is being treated for cancer, by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in." -- Provided by publisher.
Why bother making friends when they just end up leaving or hurting you somehow? Ben Coffin would prefer to stick with his favorite fictional characters, thank you very much. But that's before he meets Halley - yes, like the comet. Once Halley convinces Ben to write a book with her, the two of them (plus the dog Ben rescues along the way) dive into an adventure full of imagination, discovering together the importance of friendship and what it truly means to be home. -- from back cover.
Target Audience Note:
590L Lexile
Decoding demand: 92 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 86 (very high) Structure demand: 88 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.1 7 182436.
Awards Note:
Mark Twain Nominee, 2018-2019.
Subject: Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Cancer > Juvenile fiction.
Adoption > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

Syndetic Solutions - Summary for ISBN Number 9780147510068
When Friendship Followed Me Home
When Friendship Followed Me Home
by Griffin, Paul
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When Friendship Followed Me Home

"If you have middle schoolers who are too young to fully grasp John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and love dogs, give them this sweet tearjerker." -- School Library Journal "In this beguiling tearjerker, a foster kid's luck slowly changes after he befriends a scruffy pup he finds outside the library."-- People magazine Ben Coffin has never been one for making friends. As a former foster kid, he knows people can up and leave without so much as a goodbye. Ben prefers to spend his time with the characters in his favorite sci-fi books...until he rescues an abandoned mutt from the alley next-door to the Coney Island Library. Scruffy little Flip leads Ben to befriend a fellow book-lover named Halley--yes, like the comet--a girl unlike anyone he has ever met. Ben begins thinking of her as "Rainbow Girl" because of her crazy-colored clothes and her laugh, pure magic, the kind that makes you smile away the stormiest day. Rainbow Girl convinces Ben to write a novel with her. But as their story unfolds Ben's life begins to unravel, and Ben must discover for himself the truth about friendship and the meaning of home.

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