With a Friend Like You
Kim and Nicky have been pen friends for years. They are the best of friends although they have never met. Then one summer, Nicky invites Kim to stay with her family in Cornwall. First impressions confound their expectations. Nicky is smart, well groomed and from a privileged background. Kim is artistic and has been brought up by Bohemian parents. Do they really have anything in common? After initial uncertainty they come to appreciate each other's qualities and their friendship enables them to find new strengths. With a Friend Like You is a funny book and whilst too predictable to hold my interest has some appeal for girls in their early teens at whom the book is clearly aimed. The cover gives little indication of the book's main theme but the design will attract readers who enjoy teenage magazines like Shout.