An IndieBound Spring Pick!

 

INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS

Brazil: Novo Conceito
Holland: Gottmer
Turkey: Yakamoz Yayinlari

Praise for A Little Friendly Advice

Deftly probes the often confusing intricacies of friendship.”

—PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

"Engagingly written and with a surprise ending, this novel will appeal to teens"

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"This debut novel manages to be at once uplifting and heart wrenching. Vivian is clearly an author to watch."

KIRKUS REVIEWS

Siobhan Vivian is funny and sharp, and she nails the little details and big truths that matter.

—MAUREEN JOHNSON, 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES

“This riveting exploration of physical appearance and the status it confers opens a cultural conversation that’s needed to happen for a long time.”

—STAR, KIRKUS REVIEWS


About the book

If you can’t trust your friends, who CAN you trust?

Ruby’s turning sixteen . . . but the day doesn’t turn out as sweet as it’s supposed to be. Her long-lost father shows up, and Ruby doesn’t want anything to do with him. She wants to hang out and eat cake with her best friends—loyal Beth, dangerous Katherine, and gossipy Maria. They always have plenty of advice for her, and they have a lot to say about her dad’s return. But Ruby’s not sure what to think or feel. Especially when a cute new boy named Charlie comes into the picture . . . and Ruby discovers not all of her friends are as truthful as they say they are.