Title: Just Friends
Author: Tiffany Pitcock
Recommended for: 8th – 12th grade
Pages: 302 pages
Call Number/Link: TEEN FICTION PITCOCK, T.
Synopsis:Told from both viewpoints, after Jenny and Chance, a bookworm and a popular heart throb, pretend friendship to save a doomed assignment, they are shocked to find a real friendship–and more–developing.
Comments: Jenny and Chance have fifteen minutes to learn about each and then present what is learned in front of class. There time is up before anything is done, so Chance and Jenny pretend in front of the whole class that they have been best friends forever. They make up a silly story and each takes a turn embellishing. It gets them the grade, but also starts their friendship. I love the back and forth banter between these two. It was a quick fun read.