The Hard Kind of Promise
The Hard Kind of Promise
The Hard Kind of Promise
Gina Willner-Pardo
Sarah promised Marjorie when they were five years old that they would be best friends forever. But that was before seventh grade, when everything changed—everything except Marjorie. While Sarah wants to meet new people and try new things, Marjorie still likes doing the same things they always did. It seems the more time the two girls spend together, the more time Sarah wants to spend apart. How did a promise that was so easy to make become so hard to keep?With beautifully drawn characters and vivid details, this incisive novel portrays middle school in all its complexity—both the promise of what is to come and the pain of what must be left behind.

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The Hard Kind of Promise by Gina Willner-Pardo is about a girl Sarah who promises to be best friends forever with Marjorie. The only problem is that she promised this when they were young and now Sarah and Marjorie like different things. Sarah tries her best to be friends with Marjorie, but they are just to different. Will she be able to keep her promise? This is a story about friendship and how hard it can be.

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