MG Book Review: You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

2018 Newbery Medal winner Erin Entrada Kelly treats us to another expertly crafted story about friendship. Charlotte Lockard and Ben Boxer are unlikely friends. They are both shy and live far apart—she’s in Philadelphia and he’s in Louisiana. They meet playing an online Scrabble game. When life gets complicated- Ben’s parents announce they are getting a divorce- Ben does the unthinkable. He calls Charlotte on the telephone! Breaking out of the near anonymous world of texting shakes things up. Charlotte confides she’s going through tough times. Genuine and touching, You Go First reminds readers that friendship is about listening, and it all starts with saying: you go first!

Guaranteed to pull at heartstrings, this is a must read!


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