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A powerful award winning novel about friendshipPhyllisia Cathy She is fourteen Her problems seem overwhelming New York after life on her sunlit West Indies island is cold cruel and filthy She is insulted daily and is beaten up by classmates What. I just finished reading this book for the second time and it's one of the best books I've read for young adults The story centers around Phyllisia a young girl from the West Indies who has just moved to Harlem Phylissia is intelligent and strong willed When a poor girl named Edith sticks up for her in class Phyllsia realizes with some distress that she'll have to pretend to be her friend Thus begins a story that investigates socialeconomic class in a very personal experiential way My students are getting a lot out of this book The plot structure and character development are both well done

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The FriendsErs her friendship and protection to Phyllisia And so begins the struggle that is the heart of this very important book the fight to gain perception of one's own real character; the grim struggle for self knowledge Alice Walker The New York Time. I don't know what it is about young adult novels from the 1970s but they are always so so dark and depressing This was sad But it was worth it to get to the end

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DOWNLOAD The Friends 107 ´ A powerful award winning novel about friendshipPhyllisia Cathy She is fourteen Her problems seem overwhelming New York after life on her sunlit West Indies island is cold cruel and filthy She is insulted daily and is beaten up by classmates What Phyllisia needs God not being interested is a friendEdith Jackson She is fifteen Her clothes arPhyllisia needs God not being interested is a friendEdith Jackson She is fifteen Her clothes are unpressed her stockings bagging with big holes Her knowledge of school is zero She has no parents she swears and she steals But she is kind and off. There's not much I love than a Black girl coming of age story and a classic one is icing on the cake I truly loved reading about the friendship between Phyl and Edith I fell in love and sometimes annoyance with the characters in this book and really wonder what happens after the novel ends though I am not sure if I am up for reading a trilogy I see now that with Rosa Guy and The Friends was the blueprint for young adult literature centered on Black girlhood Great read