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Phyllisia is an outsider in a hostile new school. She's bullied and beaten-up and she desperately needs a friend. But when Edith helps her, Phyllisia is not sure she wants to make friends with someone so scruffy. It isn't until Phyllisia and Edith face real tragedy that they finally come to understand the value of true friendship.

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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 11+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 10+

Some hitting, some violence.

Some of the main characters' families die.

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