A humorous, heartfelt, highly illustrated new middle grade series about friendship, feelings, and finding your people, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard.Why does the cubby room always smell like farts? Who etched the words "I Am Bug Man" inside my desk? Why is Mom suddenly acting like she has a secret?
Nobody said starting fifth grade would be easy, and Penny Lowry's anxiety means a million questions are always spinning through her thoughts. Luckily she's got a lot to look forward to, like her favorite after-school activity, Art Club, and seeing her best friend Violet again after spending the whole summer apart.
The thing is, Violet has been acting weird ever since she got back. She never wants to hang out anymore, says Art Club is for babies, and spends all her time with Riley, the meanest girl in school. Did Penny do something wrong? And if she did, can she undo it?
In this hilariously sweet introduction to a lovable kid still figuring out how to manage her anxiety, the author of the #1 bestselling Pretty Little Liars series gets to the heart of how to let go of the friends who aren’t right for you . . . and how to make room for the ones who are.
Sara Shepard is the author of two New York Times
bestselling series, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, as well as the series The Perfectionists. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Brooklyn College.
Praise for Penny Draws a Best Friend:
“Readers will likely relate to [Penny's] concerns . . . This new series comes straight from the heart.” —Booklist
“Fantastically fun, funny, and heartfelt. I loved it.” —Max Brallier, #1 New York Times
bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth series
“Perfectly captures the hilarity, anxiety, and silliness of being a kid. A charming, zippy read that will keep you smiling all book long.” —Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times
bestselling author of Disney’s Descendants series
“Heartfelt and oh-so funny—an utterly charming read that’s perfect for any kid who’s ever had a worry, or who simply loves to laugh.” —Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times
bestselling author of the Whatever After series
“Like the worries in Penny’s head, drama and hilarity run amok in this sweet, relatable, and engaging story.” —Terri Libenson, New York Times
bestselling author of the Emmie & Friends series
“A bright and emotionally accessible story full of wit and warmth.” —Kirkus Reviews