Kw-logo-smaller

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


Related Stories:

  • Pass It On Book Review
  • Teen Angst? Naaah... Book Review
  • The Diary of Melanie Martin Book Review
  • More Great Book Reviews!
  • 0 Comments

    latest videos

    Poll-2

    Are Your Parents Divorced?

    • Yes, my parents are divorced.
    • They aren't divorced, but they don't live together.
    • Nope, my parents are still married.
    • My parents were never married to begin with.

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    Alois_Trancy_
    Here try writing aboutBacterial contamination I wonder if you've heard that song
    reply 23 minutes
    shae508
    "Alois_Trancy_" wrote:I forgot that not all people are as comfortable as righting dark things like me >~> (It's not that..it's just...TWs....)
    reply about 1 hour
    Alois_Trancy_
    I forgot that not all people are as comfortable as righting dark things like me >~>
    reply about 1 hour
    shae508
    "Alois_Trancy_" wrote: "shae508" wrote: "Alois_Trancy_" wrote: Awkward noises  use cut- I'm Pretty Sure It Won't Matter If I Die I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter I'm pretty sure they don't care Stained red Taking too quick breaths They can't see Their eyes glaze over Ignoring me Am I invisible? So unimportant Unneeded Slice Doesn't matter No matter how numb I feel My razor helps me feel real When the world is but a dream And everything is not what it seems The color red Keeps me in reality  Trickle trickle Down my wrist  I love giving my skin A bloody kiss Can you see me? Are you still ignoring me? Are you ignoring the signs, Of a girl who wants to die? Slice, slice slice You don't care But it doesn't matter I'm smile and lie But mostly the latter I'll hide the scars on my wrist And every night I pray For deaths life sucking kiss ..... ..... -gasp- .... Can you see me now? ... Now that I'm dead? (I may have to ask for a slow down on some of these..depressing topics. I enjoy writing them but all the same...ever heard of a trigger warning? I'm pretty much writing about my triggers and it's not really fun...) awkward noises  im sorry .-. It's fine! Really! Some days it's just a bit harder to handle thinking of that stuff. Those topics might be a bit later or shorter cause it's hard to deal with them.
    reply about 1 hour
    Alois_Trancy_
    "shae508" wrote: "Alois_Trancy_" wrote: Awkward noises  use cut- I'm Pretty Sure It Won't Matter If I Die I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter I'm pretty sure they don't care Stained red Taking too quick breaths They can't see Their eyes glaze over Ignoring me Am I invisible? So unimportant Unneeded Slice Doesn't matter No matter how numb I feel My razor helps me feel real When the world is but a dream And everything is not what it seems The color red Keeps me in reality  Trickle trickle Down my wrist  I love giving my skin A bloody kiss Can you see me? Are you still ignoring me? Are you ignoring the signs, Of a girl who wants to die? Slice, slice slice You don't care But it doesn't matter I'm smile and lie But mostly the latter I'll hide the scars on my wrist And every night I pray For deaths life sucking kiss ..... ..... -gasp- .... Can you see me now? ... Now that I'm dead? (I may have to ask for a slow down on some of these..depressing topics. I enjoy writing them but all the same...ever heard of a trigger warning? I'm pretty much writing about my triggers and it's not really fun...) awkward noises  im sorry .-.
    reply about 2 hours

    play online games