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Cassie Was Here by Caroline Hickey

July 10th, 2007 (05:35 pm)

Current Mood: nostalgic
Current Song: Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by The Temptations

Joey is Bree's best friend. Bree talks to her when no one else is around - and that's been happening an awful lot lately, with Bree's mom at work and her older brother off doing his own thing.

Then a new girl moves in across the street. Confident, cool, and bossy, Cassie immediately impresses the younger girl. Will Bree leave behind her old buddy for a new one? She just might, seeing as how Joey is an imaginary friend. Hopefully, Cassie won't find out about her . . .

Caroline Hickey's debut novel is adorable. Cassie Was Here gently captures one girl's impressionable summer and is set in the suburbs. Even if you've ever had an imaginary friend, you've probably needed a real friend - and you might have learned the hard way, like Bree does, that a good friend shouldn't make you do things you don't want to do. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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