Here’s my December Day 5 pick:
THE SWIFT BOYS & ME by Kody Keplinger!
From the Publisher:
Nola Sutton has been best friends and neighbors with the Swift boys for practically her whole life. There’s the youngest, Kevin, who never stops talking; the oldest, Brian , who’s always kind and calm; and then there’s Canaan, the ringleader and Nola’s best-best friend. Nola can’t imagine her life without the Swift boys-they’ll always be like this, always be friends.
But then everything changes overnight.
This sweet coming of age story is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, and Nola is a force to be reckoned with-even if she doesn’t know it yet. I don’t know any girl or boy who hasn’t experienced the loss of a best friend. This contemporary middle grade will show them that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, life at the end of the tunnel may be even better than the life they knew before.