Article Title

The Friendship War


Beverly Jones


Excellent, Intermediate, Friendship, fads, school, buttons

Document Type

Book Review


When Grace finds a treasure load of buttons in her Grampa's old mill, she takes a few of them to school for show-and-tell. But she never would have imagined how interesting these buttons would become. Soon the whole school is obsessed with a new fad: collecting and trading buttons. Grace's newfound button craze is not all it's cracked up to be when she finds herself at odds with her best friend, Ellie. She also forges a new bond with her friend, Hank, as they work together to collect and classify different types of buttons. Soon Grace just wants things to go back to the way they were before the button fad started. She does something surprising and out of character to put a stop to the button trading for once and for all.