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Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Friends (Volume 3)

Written by Shannon Hale; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

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Following up their mega-bestselling Real Friends and Best Friends graphic memoirs, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with Friends Forever, a story about learning to love yourself exactly as you are.


Shannon is in eighth grade, and while she's become more comfortable in her friend group, life is more complicated than ever. Everything keeps changing, her classmates are starting to date each other (but nobody wants to date her!), and no matter how hard she tries, Shannon can never seem to just be happy.

As she works through her insecurities and undiagnosed depression, she worries about disappointing all the people who care about her. Is something wrong with her? Can she be the person everyone expects her to be? And who does she actually want to be?

With their signature humor, warmth, and insight, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham have crafted another incredible love letter to their younger selves and to readers everywhere, a reminder to us all that we are enough.

Written by Shannon Hale; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Shannon Hale is the bestselling author of many books, including Real Friends, Best Friends, the Ever After High series, and the Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy. With her husband Dean Hale she co-wrote Rapunzel's Revenge, Calamity Jack, the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series, and The Princess in Black series. They live with their four children near Salt Lake City, Utah.


LeUyen Pham is the bestselling illustrator of Real Friends, Best Friends, and The Princess in Black series. She wrote and illustrated Big Sister, Little Sister and The Bear Who Wasn’t There. She has illustrated many other picture books, including The Boy Who Loved Math and the Caldecott Honor winner Bear Came Long. She lives and works in Los Angeles with her husband and her two sons.

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