Book of Dares for Lost Friends, The
A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Jane KELLEY
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Year Reviewed:: 2016
Review: Beginning middle school would be so much better alongside her best friend, but Val is left alone when Lanora decides to reinvent herself. With her dad absent following her parents' divorce, Lanora tries new things and doesn't make the best choices. Lanora gets more and more in trouble and Val vows to save her. With the help of some strange friends, her little brother, and a great Greek chorus of middle school nerdy girls, Val uses the plans from the Book of Dares to create a ceremony that will bring Lanora back. Lifelong friendship, family dysfunction, plus the power of love make for an enchanting story set in and around New York City's Central Park.