Kid’s Book Review: Best Friends Forever

Kid’s Book Review: Best Friends Forever

About the Book and Author

This is the first book in a brand new series about an ordinary class of kids with extraordinary stories. Written by Lisa Williamson with black and white illustrations by Jess Bradley it will appeal to fans of books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.

The first book follows Lola going from primary to secondary school with her best friend so is perfect for readers in Year 6.

Lisa Williamson

Lisa Williamson  studied drama at Middlesex University and following graduation worked as an actor on stage and TV.Her first novel, The Art of Being Normal won a number of prizes including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Best Older Fiction 2016. She has written three other YA novels and non-fiction for younger children

Jess Bradley is an illustrator and writer who  likes drawing in her sketchbooks, reading, playing video games and watching cartoons with her son. In 2021 she won a Blue Peter Book Award for her work on A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You.

Book Review

I really couldn’t put it down... I can't wait for the next book

My favourite character is Lola because she kind and really funny. Lola is very friendly. A really good friend. The other characters are Cleo, Evie. Daniel.

The story is about Lola and Evie they have been best friends since they were babies. They have just started big school and Evie meets Cleo and they become friends. Cleo is mean to Lola and it becomes unkind.

The story is like real life situations in school and home life.

It’s a real girlie book and I can imagine readers aged 10-12 years reading this book. It really makes you think you are reading about your friendships and own school’s life.

The book has quite a few pictures in it and I like that and I can see what’s happening in the book.

I felt happy reading the first bit of the book as they had a great friendship just the two of them. They had support for each other as Lola’s parents had split-up.

The ending I thought would be different but it makes good reading and a chance for other books and stories to follow in the series. I really couldn’t put it down.

Everyday they kept falling out as three is a crowd. I really enjoyed reading the book and it was full of everyday friendship dramas. I can’t wait for the next book.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Heidi
  • Age: 10 years
  • Likes: Lego, music and dancing
  • Dislikes: Peppers and spiders
  • Favourite Book: Indi Raye is Totally Faking it by Lauren Layfield
  • Favourite Song : All Of Those Nights by Tom Grennan
  • Favourite Film: Lilo and Stitch