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Book Title: Stand By Me

Details: Author: Curtin, Judi

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN-13: 9781788490092

Number of pages: 256

Dimensions: 13 x 1.2 x 19.6 cm

Retail Price: €8.99

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In the second book in the Time After Time series our favourite time-travelling best friends are back!

What if something happened long ago that still makes you sad? Graham is Molly and Beth's favourite uncle, so they really want to help him fix the past - and since the girls know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can! But how can they find who they're looking for without apps or social media? And what will the girls make of the 60s, where the hairstyles are wild, the slang is weird and no one's heard of ciabatta?

And can they help Graham fix a friendship that was destroyed back in 1960? The girls soon discover that fun with friends is just the same whatever time you live in and that real friendship lasts forever - even when you're apart.

This is an exciting story about time-travel, family, friendship and love.

Review

Judi Curtin sensitively navigates the intensity and fun of female friendships (Sunday Independent)

a real page turner (MagicMum.com)

Curtin, often compared to Jacqueline Wilson, has won legions of young fans with her pacy and emotionally engaging stories (Belfast Telegraph)

a fast-moving story of friendship past and present, which keeps the reader interested to the very last page (Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reading Guide 2017)

mysterious and exciting and every time I finished a chapter, I couldn't wait to read the next. I would recommend this for children aged between 8-10. If Judi Curtin wrote any more Molly and Beth books, I would definitely read them! (Seomraranga.com)

With warmth, humour and real heart, Judi Curtin reveals experiences and relationships that are genuine. The artistry and gentleness with which the relationships between the generations and the ensuing drama are purposeful, while never interrupting the pace of the story... Molly and Beth are well-drawn characters, easy to relate to and you will feel they could step out of the book and be welcome in your world (as they would welcome you to theirs.) Their friendship is completely convincing and the reader is wholly drawn in ... While there are plenty of smiles to be had as they travel back and forth in time (especially when Beth and Molly confront a time with no internet or modern technology!), be ready with the tissues, especially when all is revealed. This is a book that is entertaining, thoughtful, moving and an incredible amount of fun! A book about real friendship at the heart of an incredible adventure and all the possibilities it brings. Just love it! (Fallen Star Stories)

Judi Curtin writes brilliantly about friendship, and this new book is no exception ... Stand By Me is an enjoyable and entertaining read, with a lot of warmth to it (thebookstheartandme)

I really enjoyed this book, and my first Judi Curtin book definitely will not be my last (prettypurplepolkadots)

really really great story about friendship and love and understanding ... I would 100% recommend this book to anyone [aged 9 - 14] (Fred Weasley Died Laughing)

a brilliant read ... a wise and funny novel for readers aged 8+ about friendship (Sarah Webb)

From the Back Cover

From the bestselling author of the ÔÇÿAlice and Megan' and ÔÇÿEva' series

The fantastic follow-up to Time After Time



A Best Friend will Always Stand By You!



What if something happened long ago that still makes you sad? Graham is Molly and Beth's favourite uncle, so they really want to help him fix the past - and since the girls know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can! But how can they find who they're looking for without apps or social media? And what will the girls make of the 60s, where the hairstyles are wild, the slang is weird and no one's heard of ciabatta?

And can they help Graham fix a friendship that was destroyed back in 1960? The girls soon discover that fun with friends is just the same whatever time you live in and that real friendship lasts forever - even when you're apart."

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