Running through Sprinklers

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“Captures with unusually knowing and respectful perception the steps of a friend shift.” —BCCB (starred review)

Two life-long best friends grow up and begin to grow apart in this honest, deeply felt middle grade debut.

Sara and Nadine.
Nadine and Sara.

It’s only ever been the two of them. Two halves of the same person. Best friends forever—until they aren’t.

Everything has changed this year. Nadine has suddenly skipped a grade and gone to high school without Sara. No matter how hard she fights to save their friendship, Sara can feel it slipping away.

But change can happen from the inside, too. The forever-friend days of running through sprinklers and slurping up ice cream cones may be over. Yet in their place, Sara just might discover something new and wonderful: herself.
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About the author

Michelle Kim is a filmmaker and actor. She was born and raised in Surrey, Canada, and now lives in Vancouver, Canada. Running Through Sprinklers is her first novel. Visit her at HapanessMedia.com.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Apr 17, 2018
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781481495301
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Adolescence
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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