Sophie Washington : My BFF

Description – Sophie and Chloe have been best friends since they met in kindergarten. They get along like chips and salsa and do everything together from playing tennis to cheering on the school cheer squad. Lately, Chloe’s been leaving Sophie out, and she doesn’t know why. Sophie does everything she can to make her best friend happy, but it’s not working. Then Chloe asks Sophie to fib to a teacher to help her out and she learns the true meaning of friendship.

My views – My BFF was my first introduction to Sophie Washington. . I found it engaging and loved that it shares an important message. It is a fun and entertaining book that is part of a series of middle-grade books that can be enjoyed by both girls and boys. I was hooked by the first page and I never wanted to put the book down. After reading this book Sophie is my new favorite character. She’s brave, kind, thoughtful and has a genuine heart of gold.She’s such a good friend to those around her and so relatable. At the same time she’s very real and not without her flaws. The message How far should you go to help a friend? was well conveyed. Speaking up isn’t easy and the author recognizes that. This author knows how to reach kids and I encourage anyone with a young child to read these books. It’s also got some humorous moments to which children can certainly relate! Also fun artwork is through out the book that shows off character expressions and scenes adorably.  Overall, The characters are well developed and very typical, likable kids in the middle grade age group. A simple story with some powerful and very important lessons to learn. I highly recommend Sophie Washington: BFF and all of Tonya Duncan Ellis’ works for young children.

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