Friends with Boys

Friends with Boys - Faith Erin Hicks I loved this book. Coming from a home school background, I definitely understood the transition Maggie goes through with being in high school all of a sudden. I also enjoyed the added side plot of her mother taking off, and the comic relief her brothers bring to the story as a whole. It's also nice to see a sister-brother relationship that isn't antagonistic. They may joke around and fight, but they do genuinely love one another and look out for one another. I also appreciated the fact that the book touches on a lot of teen issues, like bullying and popularity, and portrays homeschooled kids as pretty much no different than public school kids, in terms of experiencing such things and being affected by them. I adored this book, and definitely recommended it to my sister, who's now going through the same thing as Maggie.