The Friendship War

By: Andrew Clements

Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade. Ellie’s always right in the center of everything—and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie’s sidekick. But what happens when everything changes? This time it’s Grace who suddenly has everyone’s attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school. It’s a fad that has first her class, then her grade, and then the entire school collecting and trading and even fighting over…buttons?! A fad that might also get her in major trouble and could even be the end of Grace and Ellie’s friendship.

Author’s note. Excerpt from The Losers Club.

ISBN: 9780399557606

JLG Release: May 2019

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Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Best friends , Friendship , Buttons , Collectors and collecting , Fads , Schools

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Book Details



First Release

May 2019



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 5; Points: 5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.7; Points: 9;


Level 770L


Print Book


Library edition with trade jacket added


Random House

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Best friends, Friendship, Buttons, Collectors and collecting, Fads, Schools,

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