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Making Friends (Making Friends, 1)

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With Madison by her side, Dany is happy again but what will happen if Madison discovers the truth about where she comes from and will Prince Neptune shows his true colors?

When she gets involved with the Air Transport Auxiliary, she realises it may be more than she bargained for. Since she doesn't currently have any friends, she draws a girl and names her Madison who is cool and best friends with Danielle. Making Friends is a fun and cleverly written book that deals with a lot of topics that will be relatable to tweens and young teens: the difficulties of making, and keeping, friends, of struggling with your identity and recognizing the need to be true to yourself. A lot of the stuff seems common sense, but even if it is, bringing it up again and reminding us to apply it can help.This process takes time but, as she hangs out with other people and tries new things, Madison is able to work things through and regain her confidence in her own sense of self. It becomes apparent in the first pages when the adults are arguing over their aunt’s possessions and more apparent when Dany attends a birthday party for her younger cousin. Eric's journey shows him that whatever the differences between people and places, we are all united and never alone when we share the same moon. Awkward jumps between scenes and tiny illegible jokey comments in the frames’ backgrounds (which ARE sometimes funny when you can actually read them) are just two of the numerous problems with this disjointed story. Goes through how to connect and get closer, toxicity, self-doubt, jealousy and envy, and fear of rejection.

The first thing Dany brings to life is the disembodied head of one of her favorite anime characters (she didn’t know he was going to come to life when she only drew his head).If you're like me and love shoujo/general anime references, light-hearted stories, and a good laugh, then I definitely recommend it. and includes both punny chapter titles (“The Bark Knight Rises”) and nods to Hamiltonand Mary Poppins. Additionally this book reveals that Dany wiped the minds of the students, including her friends, and faculty who saw the fight in Making Friends, fearing the consequences of others knowing that she has a magical sketchbook and powers from the objects that she has made with it. But when Dany discovers that a sketchbook she inherits from Elma brings anything she draws to life, things take a turn for the interesting.

I suspect that this book suffers from being a bridge book, one meant to get the characters from the introduction of the first book to the climax of the third. Ideal to share with anyone who is starting a new school or club, it will also be useful in a classroom environment to prompt discussions about how to treat others.Girls are so socially conditioned to excuse boys' actions (boys will be boys, after all) that I hated the fact that the main character in this book was presenting such a toxic sludge of a male character as Neptune as someone desirable.

Bully Nick Maloney, whom Prince Neptune had the previous book turned into a literal pig and whom Dany had healed, has meanwhile been leaving love notes signed from “a secret admirer” in Dany’s locker. Before bringing in the construction crew, the Heffleys attempt to do minor maintenance and repairs themselves—during which Greg fails at the work in various slapstick scenes. Making Friends book 4 , Making Friends: Together Forever, will be the final book in the series which releases in January 2024. With this newfound magical ability, Dany decides to draw the perfect best friend, Madison, who will make all of her troubles go away. Rather than best friends, the pair now believe they are twins — and that isn’t the only part of their lives that has been completely rewritten.

My eldest loves it too (3) and it was good as she is developing and learning about friendships herself. First it's the literal floating head of a famous villain from a TV show, Prince Neptune (I'm assuming this is supposed to be play on Sailor Moon) and then Danny draws a young girl who sole purpose is to exist as her best friend. Hers is the typical tween story until she draws her favorite manga character, heartthrob villain Prince Neptune, in her eccentric aunt’s inherited sketch book.

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