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A Little Friendly Advice Book Review

A Little Friendly Advice Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Apr 02, 2008
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Kidzworld reviews A Little Friendly Advice by Siobhan Vivian.

Author: Siobhan Vivian

Ruby's world is turned upside down when her long-lost dad re-enters her life. Read Kidzworld's review of Siobhan Vivian's debut novel, A Little Friendly Advice.

Sour Sixteen

For Ruby's sweet sixteenth birthday, her mom throws her a party with all of her closest friends and gives her the coolest present ever - a vintage Polaroid camera. But things quickly turn sour when her long-lost dad, who walked out on the family six years ago, unexpectedly comes back into her life via the front door. Ruby doesn't know what to do or how to deal, so it's a good thing she has great friends who come to her rescue and give her some much-needed advice.

Friends or Enemies?

Unfortunately, Ruby's friends have more advice than she wants to hear. They tell her to forget her dad ever existed... except that she doesn't want to. Even though she's mad at her dad, Ruby still wants to see him to figure out why he left in the first place. But when she discovers that Beth, the best and most loyal friend anyone could ever have, has been secretly keeping a letter that her dad left for Ruby, her already chaotic life takes a bigger turn for the worse. Ruby must re-evaluate her friendships, as well as decide if she can rebuild a relationship with her once-beloved dad. Will she be able to work things out with her mom, her dad and her best friend? You'll have to read the book to find out!


The Bottom Line

A Little Friendly Advice takes readers into the world of broken families and shows you just how tough it is for kids to deal with divorce. Whether your parents are divorced or not, this book will give you great insight into everyday issues about families and forgiveness.


A Little Friendly Advice Rating: 3


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    Dan_and_Phil
    Dan_and_Phil posted in Debating:
    I think kids should get phones when they start 7th grade because they will most likely start doing after school activities by then, it doesnt even have to be a smartphone, because all they would need to do is call someone, if the kid complains about not having a smartphone, you know they are just worried about fitting in with others, or they just want the internet and games--like other kids--so if they want a smartphone they will most likely be having it out in class, at lunch, or anywhere in front of kids/adults who they are afraid of being judged by
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    StarlaDance16
    StarlaDance16 posted in Debating:
    my thoughts also
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    sweetgirlcutie6
    yeah they should have
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    StarlaDance16
    StarlaDance16 posted in Debating:
    thats true what does happenn, but. most assighnments are done during school hours in primary school.
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    StarlaDance16
    StarlaDance16 posted in Debating:
    true @-Oracle-
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