Being one half of a BFF heart necklace is serious business-and in the Picture Perfect series, each story tackles a tough friendship challenge. Through the ups and downs of life in middle school, through braces and boy bands, family feuds and fashion disasters, your best bud is there. But what happens when friendship suddenly gets complicated? Tween readers will adore these sweet, accessible stories about the power of friendship. Alice Kinney shouldn't be nervous about starting middle school. She's got her best friend, Cassidy, by her side, so it can't be that bad, right? Except, Cass isn't at her side. For the first time since kindergarten, Alice and Cassidy aren't in any of the same classes, and Alice is stuck with a brand-new crew in honors class! The girls try to stay in touch from across the hallway with the help of a shared notebook-but when Alice accidentally befriends not-so-nice Nikki from Cassidy's dance class, she keeps it to herself. Cass will never understand. Alice juggles both friendships, waiting for the right moment to tell everyone the truth. But then, disaster strikes: Cass's play and Nikki's math competition are fall on the same night.
Neither girl will ever forgive Alice if she misses their big day. What is Alice supposed to do when her two best friends are total enemies?
Cari Simmons once wished on her birthday candles that she would write a book-and it came true! She lives and writes in Portland, Oregon, and this is her first series. Claire Zulkey, author of An Off Year, is still close with a lot of her best friends from middle school. They have a lot of embarrassing stories about her! She lives and writes in Chicago.