Fans of Judy Blume and Jenny Han are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sweet story about first crushes, friendship drama, and finding the courage to stand up for yourself. Seventh grade is supposed to be a game changer. And Keiko thinks she’s got it covered, especially with Audrey and Jenna by her side to shop for a new look, pick out a prime lunch spot, and even hit up that cute new bubble tea place after school.
Her trio is ready to tackle life as they always have… together. But when Audrey decides they need boyfriends before Fall Ball, it looks like things may be changing in all the wrong ways.
Jenna is sick of caving in to Audrey’s demands, and soon Keiko’s besties are barely talking, leaving her caught in the middle. While she’s been dreaming about triple-dates, first kisses, and a boy she really shouldn’t have a crush on, the friendship she’s always thought was rock-solid is beginning to crumble. Keiko feels pulled in two directions.
Should she try to help her friends – even if it means losing one of them – or follow her heart? When it comes to flirting, friendships, and fallouts, how is Keiko supposed to keep it all together? Flirting, friendship and fallouts, this has relatable themes for tween readers Sweet, smart writing with emotional depth: like a junior Jenny Han Love the sound of this? Then check out Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai by Debbi Michiko Florence