Article Title

Lone Bean


Ariel Woodbury


Excellent, Intermediate, Chudney Ross, School, New Experiences, Friendship, Bullies

Document Type

Book Review


Bean is excited to start third grade, but when she arrives at school her best friend, Carla, only wants to play with Sam. Bean struggles to to fit in and find a new friend, even though she really just wants her old best friend back. To make matters worse, Bean's father wants her to learn an instrument. Bean hates it, especially since she isn't very good and her sisters tease her. Bean's loneliness makes her make some bad choices in who her friends are and get in some trouble. By the time Bean has her first rehearsal, she has learned the value of friendship, the dangers of peer pressure and the importance of being nice to people. She loves playing the violin and loves all her new (and old) friends.