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So Done: 07/15/19
So Done by Paula Chase is about the struggle of maintaining a childhood friendship as children grow into teens. Tai (Metai) and Mila (Jamila) have been friends for ages but they've drifted apart over the last summer.
Mila spent the summer away from home and didn't responded to any of her texts or emails. When she comes back for the school year she no longer wishes to be called Bean.
Further driving the wedge is an upcoming dance competition. It was something both girls had been into before summer and now only one of them wants to participate.
Near the end, it's also revealed that Mila can no longer feel safe around Tai's father. This bit is handled well.
There is a lot packed into this book and with alternating points of views, this book needs careful attention. At least I needed to read it more slowly than I do most books.
The second book is Dough Boys and comes out August 27th.