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Clementine, Friend of the Week: 07/19/15

Clementine, Friend of the Week by Sara Pennypacker: It's her turn to be the Friend of the Week, meaning she gets to be line leader, milk money collector, and get a booklet with nice things written by all her classmates.

Clementine, Friend of the Week by Sara Pennypacker is the fourth of the Clementine series. It's her turn to be the Friend of the Week, meaning she gets to be line leader, milk money collector, and get a booklet with nice things written by all her classmates.

Clementine is too wrapped up in getting good things in her booklet that she ends up getting herself in trouble and angering her competitive best friend. At the heart of things is a sad story of her friend's booklet.

Everything comes together for Clementine, her neighbor and the kids at school when a kitten goes missing. They are able to rally around a single cause and come back together.

I happened to read it at a time that my daughter was going through her class's equivalent of the Friend of the Week. For her it involved getting to take home the class stuffed animal and having to do an autobiographic presentation in front of the class. These things are supposed to foster camaraderie among the students but they often do seem to result in hurt feelings and new cliques.

My daughter with the class mascot

Four stars

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