The Noonday Friends Author:Mary Stolz Friends No More? — Suddenly, Franny and Simone, her best friend, aren't speaking anymore and Franny can't even remember why they quarreled in the first place. On top of so many other worries and disappointments. Franny's father can't hold a job, her mother is busy helping to support the family, and Marshall, her younger brother, is too young to... more » understand why everybody is sad. She didn't mind taking care of him but Simone was right. How can two people really be friends when they can only see each other at lunchtime and occasionally on the weekends?
As Mrs. Stolz's readers expect, this is a story distinguished by its perception and humor, by its deft portrait of family relationships, and by people who are warm, loving, winning, and absorbingly real.« less