Finding a friend isn't easy.
Especially when there aren't many kids age eleven in your neighborhood. Being a friend is even harder. In Pearl's neighborhood Lenore is everyone's friend of choice. She has her hair straightened and curled at a real beauty shop, her own pink phone, and a canopy bed. The most Pearl hopes for is to be included as one of Lenore's followers.
Then outcast Artemesia comes into Pearl's life. Artemesia is everything Pearl dreams of being -- a dancer and an artist. But then Lenore makes it clear she can't stand Artemesia, Pearl does the worst thing possible.
And she still hasn't got a friend.
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Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Uncorrected Proof edition (January 9, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces