Archive for June, 2008

Friendship by the Book: An interview with Alexa Young, author of Frenemies

Published: June 28, 2008 | Last Updated: November 27, 2012 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Some of the most painful and unexpected girlfriend breakups occur during the roller-coaster middle-school years. Alexa Young’s engaging new teen novel, Frenemies (HarperTeen, 2008) is a book that moms will want their daughters to read in preparation for this rude awakening. The book tells the story of two eighth-graders and BFFs, Halley Brandon and Avalon Greene, who have always agreed on everything. But after spending a summer apart, they’ve changed—physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually.

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The Unexpected Gift

Published: June 17, 2008 | Last Updated: December 27, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
The Unexpected Gift

An unexpected gift from a friend can lift spirits and make a rainy day seem sunny.

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Reader Q & A: Help! Can collateral damage be avoided in a breakup?

Published: June 11, 2008 | Last Updated: March 17, 2015 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A woman wonders whether she can avoid collateral damage after a breakup.

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Best Friends Day: Also a day for ladies-in-waiting

Published: June 10, 2008 | Last Updated: June 10, 2008 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Oops, I blinked and I missed it. I just found out that Sunday, June 8th was Best Friends Day, which completed passed me by. I don’t know how. I didn’t even pause to pay homage to my own Besties on that day. Shame on me! That morning one of my closest friends called while waiting […]

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Graduating? Give yourself the gift that keeps on giving

Published: June 7, 2008 | Last Updated: June 8, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

If you haven’t yet realized it, graduation from high school or college can be a friendship-killer. When you are no longer living side-by-side or seeing each other every day, it will never be quite as easy to keep up once-close female friendships or to make new ones. With more than $55 million in domestic box […]

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A Friend in Every Port?

Published: June 2, 2008 | Last Updated: June 2, 2008 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

One of the nice things about traveling is that every trip offers opportunities to make new friendships or nurture old ones–if you make it a priority and take the time. You could ask an old friend to travel with you or simply engage in conversation with a potential new friend you meet across the aisle […]

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