Aladdin/Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 978-1481446426 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1481446433 (hardcover)
Ella and Skyler have been best friends since kindergarten—so close that people smoosh their names together like they’re the same person: EllaandSkyler. SkylerandElla.
But Ella notices the little ways she and Skyler have been slowly drifting apart. And she’s determined to fix things with a fun project she’s sure will bring them closer together—The BFF Bucket List. Skyler is totally on board.
The girls must complete each task on the list together: things like facing their fears, hosting a fancy dinner party, and the biggest of them all—speaking actual words to their respective crushes before the end of summer. But as new friends, epic opportunities, and super-cute boys enter the picture, the challenges on the list aren’t the only ones they face.
And with each girl hiding a big secret that could threaten their entire friendship, will the list--and their BFF status--go bust?
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"Charming, humorous, and full of heart! Romito's debut takes a poignant look at growing up and growing apart, and the lengths we'll go to for friendship." -Jenny Moyer, author of Flashfall (Macmillan/Holt 2016)
"This is adorable and smartly crafted and such a sweet look at friendship." -Carter Higgins, K-6 librarian and author of A Rambler Steals Home (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)
"Dee Romito's debut is a totally winsome, cozy read sure to find legions of tween fans. Readers will strongly relate to Ella and Skyler, who represent the two different pulls that make the middle school years so challenging." -Jenn Bishop, author of The Distance to Home (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House)