|Evelyn Del Rey is moving away|
Author: Medina, Meg
The bittersweet story of two girls who will always be each other's numero uno, even though one is moving away.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Sanchez, Sonia|
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 509516
Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/01/20)
School Library Journal (07/01/20)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/09/20)
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School Library Journal - 07/01/2020 K-Gr 4—Daniela goes over to her friend Evelyn's apartment to play just as they do every day, because she is her "mejor amiga." They play games, just like always, and laugh, just like always; but the more Daniela talks about their games, the more she alludes to the fact that Evelyn is moving. When Evelyn and Daniela say goodbye, they learn about how to remain friends, even if moving hurts right now. Medina has created a wonderfully true tale of the happiness that best friends share and the complicated emotions that are faced when that best friend must move away. The story is simple and easy to understand, even for nonspeakers of Spanish, as both illustrations and context help with translation. Sánchez's illustrations give life to the world these two best friends live in, while also revealing details about the move. The raw emotions that Daniela and Evelyn experience come through in the drawings. VERDICT Medina and Sánchez have created a winning emotional story about two best friends who will always be best friends, regardless of all kinds of upheaval.—Margaret Kennelly, iSchool at Urbana-Champaign - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.