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My Best Friend and Other Enemies

My Best Friend and Other Enemies

Author Catherine Wilkins
Illustrator Sarah Horne
Series Catherine Wilkins series
Publication date 06 Sep 2012





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When Jessica’s best friend goes off with new-girl Amelia, Jessica is hurt but determined not to take it lying down. She has a plan, and a secret weapon – her felt-tips. The pen is mightier than the sword, after all, and having a sense of humour wins Jessica far more friends than she loses. A funny, wise story that will touch a nerve with everyone who reads it.

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What the Critics Said

“Properly Funny”
— The 50 best books for Christmas

– The Independent

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“Catherine Wilkins’ funny but wise story about the ups and downs of friendship is sure to touch a nerve and win plenty of sympathy votes … Wilkins’ warm, witty and perceptively honest story is guaranteed to charm and inspire.”

– The Pocklington Post

“Well worth reading, this book for tweens manages to be highly entertaining while cleverly dealing with issues around bullying and feeling excluded.”

– We Love This Book

“This is a hilarious look at pre-teen friendships, which carries a positive and sensitive message about relationships. The contrasting characters of Jessica and Amelia are well depicted and Jessica is a likeable character who will appeal to the reader. Humorous and acutely observed, I really enjoyed this realistic book with its feisty heroine.”

– Parents in Touch

“This book is hilarious!”

– Harry Hill

“I totally loved My Best Friend and Other Enemies – brilliantly funny and painfully true.”

– Jenny Colgan

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French, German, Korean, Polish


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