The Pages Between Us is filled with a really fun idea and concept of sharing based on artsy type of things like blogging and writing letters. I would have loved having someone to share with like this. I thought that it was a fun way to get kids interested in reading and how to deal with true issues faced in middle school. I remember those days.
I did think that the entries were not short enough to really be written in this context, but rather the author's way of info sharing, and giving the reader background information on the girls. Maybe writing an introductory chapter first before the note part would have been better? I really thought that it was a great read overall, and I cannot wait to see what happens to their friendship next.
Told in letters, posters, blog posts, homework assignments, and more, The Pages Between Us is a totally fun, totally earnest snapshot of middle grade friendship—and what it truly means to be there for someone during the ups, downs, and everything in between.
Piper and Olivia have been best friends since…well, forever. But they're distressed to find that their new middle school schedules aren't giving them enough together-time. Luckily, an idea sparks when Piper finds a cute, sparkly notebook to disguise as her "French Class" homework. It's genius—now the two BFFs can stick together all the time. And document their adventures—you know, for anthropology's sake.
But as the two navigate the tricky new world of sixth grade, they realize that they may need to branch out more than they originally thought. Their notebook, once a life raft, begins to feel like a big responsibility. Can they grow up, without growing apart?
Age Range: 8 - 12 years / Grade Level: 3 - 7