Thursday, 1 April 2010

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER earns Starred Review!

It's official - I have gleaned through extensive research and scientific methodology that:
Today is the official Launch day for my new middle grade book, 
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER: AWWII Scrapbook, published by the wonderful folks at Marshall Cavendish.

Here is what the reviewers are saying:

“This heartwarming tale of steadfast friendship makes a wonderful access point for learning more about World War II and Japanese internment.”
--School Library Journal, Starred Review

“Because this novel is written in the form of letters, artwork, and clippings for a scrapbook, readers will be in for a real treat with what feels like a firsthand perspective. Issues such as what does an American look like, racism, poverty, and more are encountered by these two best friends feeling their way through a complicated time.”

“Their account of wartime terror is made more poignant by their resolution to make their lives beautiful and meaningful. The faux-diary format is sure to appeal.”
Setting the intense personal story of friends and enemies against the big World War II events is a great way to tell the history.”

Check it out, people!


  1. Yay, Bev!! I can't wait to read!

  2. Bev, you are full of awesomeness! So happy for you! Your cover rocks too!

    xoxo -- Hilary

  3. These are wonderful reviews, Bev. I'm so proud of you and happy for you.

  4. Thanks, guys:)
    And that's my Mom on the cover!

  5. Bev, AAA+++ An Amazing Accomplishment! Can't wait to read it! Joan would be so proud - I see her smiling now!! You done good kiddo!

  6. How exciting. Wishing you congratulations and many book sales. Can't wait to read it!
    The cover is GREAT, love Mom's picture.