Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Pages Between Us

25817299From Goodreads:    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?

My Thoughts:

-    This is a really fun and cute book. It was a bit young for me, but I still enjoyed it.

-    I loved the opening. It made me laugh.

-    I really liked Piper and Olivia's voices and personalities. They were very believable tween girls. Robin and Lindsey did a great job capturing their younger selves.

-    The story is fun, but there really isn't any plot or conflict til the very end. The middle is a little slow.

-    The ending is really good. It is full of warm fuzzies and is all about compromising and being a true friend.

-    I loved how visual certain parts of the book are. The girls tape things into their "notebook" and it is fun to see that. It is like the reader is actually reading the notebook of these two girls. 

-    This will be a fun story for my daughter to read when she gets a little older. 


  1. I'm impressed you bought and read it. I couldn't bring myself to do it. MG is just so young. I can only handle it once in a while.

  2. Sounds funny, but probably not something for me. Maybe one day!