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Second Best Friend

Written by Non Pratt

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 General Fiction

LoveReading View on Second Best Friend

A sharp, well-observed teenage drama that is bang up to date. Life for teenagers these days can seem like an endless popularity contest, everything played out in the spotlight of social media. Just-dumped Rob hits a nerve when he tells Jade that everyone fancies her best friend more anyway; comparing herself to Becky, Jade is horribly conscious of coming second in everything. It’s a toxic atmosphere, intensified when the two girls find themselves leading rival parties in the school election, and it leads Jade to do something almost unforgivably cruel. Pratt leads the field in authors writing for a young adult audience: setting, voice and storyline are completely authentic, and this will score zillions of ‘likes’ from its readers.  ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+

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Second Best Friend Synopsis

Stunning novella by a hot talent in YA, in a gorgeous collectable edition. Jade and Becky have always been best friends; inseparable and often indistinguishable. But when a spiteful comment from an awful ex pushes Jade to the edge, she begins to see that she has always been second best in everything. When the school election offers her the chance to finally be number one, Jade learns just how far she is willing to go to be better than her closest friend.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781127575
Publication date: 15th January 2018
Author: Non Pratt
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 152 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Topics: General Fiction

About Non Pratt

Non Pratt grew up in Teesside and now lives in London. Her debut novel, Trouble, was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and the Branford Boase. It was also longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She has also written Remix and Unboxed and Truth Or Dare.

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