Making Friends and keeping them []
Making Friends and keeping them []

Coping With Friends
Written by Peter Corey
Illustrations by Martin Brown
Published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd.

You must have often wondered if only you had known how to handle that bossy friend of yours in school, you wouldn’t have to run away from her every time you met. Well, blame it on the fact that you didn’t have a ‘how-to’ book on coping with friends all this while. Today you can, however, be wiser by referring to Coping With Friends. You’ll love this book for its hilarious sense of humour and outrageous fun.

It all starts with the realisation that friendship is complicated, confusing and often a painful affair, but you can’t do without having a human friend. Well, making and keeping a good friend isn’t easy. Every friendship has its ups and downs, and they all need special attention. But then, they are worth it.

From deciphering the meaning of the word friend and historical stories, to classifying friends and providing tips on coping with them, the book has it all with loads of humour.

An excerpt from the book:

It becomes a problem when you want to join someone’s gang, partcularly if they don’t want you to. They’ll invent no end of new initiation of tests and rituals, each one more humiliating than the last, in order to put you off. But if you pass, you can look forward to the fun of …well, arguing about current secret password, updating secret codes, secret rituals and – oh, why bother!

So never mind what kinds of friends you have: cool friends, bossy friends, dumb friends, x-friends and so on… This book provides you with some handy advice to handle friends, particularly when you have too many of them. Written in a conversational style with some really funny cartoons, Coping With Friends is not a bad deal.

314 words | 3 minutes
Readability: Grade 7 (12-13 year old children)
Based on Flesch–Kincaid readability scores

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Tags: #rituals, #friendship

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