Book Review: Mallory and Mary Ann Take New York by Laurie Friedman and Jennifer Kalis (Illustrations)

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Mallory and Mary Ann Take New York by Laurie Friedman and Jennifer Kalis (Illustrations)
When Mallory wins Fashion Frans design contest, she and Mary Ann are headed to New York City! But as they share the sights, sounds, and tastes of New York, theres just one problem. Only Mallory gets to appear on the Fashion Fran show, even though she pinky-swore with Mary Ann that theyd both go on. Can Mallory find a way to share the spotlight with her best friend before the pinky-swear she made ruins the trip of a lifetimeand their friendship?
 
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Darby Creek Publishing (January 1, 2013)

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My Thoughts:
This is a super cute story about working hard for what you want and achieving your dreams. It is well written, entertaining, and will appeal to girls ages 8-12.  The illustrations are cute and add a nice feel to the story.

My one complaint is that Mary Ann manipulates Mallory into breaking the rules by threatening to not be her friend anymore. I felt like Mallory was being bullied by her best friend.  Other than that, I really liked the book.


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