|Best friend battle (Sylvie Scruggs)|
Author: Eyre, Lindsay
Nine-year-old Sylvie Scruggs and Miranda Tan have been best friends their whole lives, but Georgie, a new boy in the neighborhood, could change that--and Sylvie will do just about anything to hold on to her friend.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 3.80
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 173558
Kirkus Reviews (12/15/14)
School Library Journal (01/01/15)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 01/01/2015 Gr 2–4—There are so many reasons why Sylvie Scruggs doesn't like Georgie Diaz. He didn't invite her to his "welcome-Georgie-to-the neighborhood party," he makes fun of the way she pitches, and, worst of all, he's a boy. Now, Sylvie finds out that while she was away on her family's annual two-week vacation, Georgie stole her best friend, Miranda, right out from under her. Miranda and Sylvie have been best friends since they were babies. They had everything in common, and now Georgie is trying to come between them. Sylvie has to do something to keep Georgie from taking her place in Miranda's life. But will her plan work before Miranda's big birthday party? Eyre's laugh-out-loud debut novel captures the discovery of the opposite sex in a fun and realistic way, while Santoso's black-and-white artwork brings the personalities of the characters to life. Fans of Junie B. Jones will love the adventures of this heroine as they become engaged in this early chapter book.—Annette Herbert, F. E. Smith Elementary School, Cortland, NY - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 02/15/2015 Sylvie’s best friend is being stolen away, or so she thinks. Eight-year-old Sylvie and Miranda are BFFs. Both are more interested in sports and science than “girly-girl” things. But while Sylvie is on vacation, Miranda befriends Sylvie’s neighbor and baseball nemesis, Georgie. Sylvie is furious that Miranda cheers for both of them at their baseball game and that her rival has given Miranda a bigger and better birthday present. Overcome with jealousy, Sylvie attempts to discover what the better present is and accidentally steals one of the ferrets in Georgie’s room. (Yes, she crawled in through his window!) In the process of resolving the stolen-ferret situation, Sylvie learns that best friends can have other friends, too. Supportive but firm parents offer both levity and sound advice to their daughter. This transitional book is printed in a large font with extra space between lines for easier reading. Expressive black-and-white spot illustrations support the text. Pair this with Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones series or Sara Pennypacker’s Clementine series. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.