The Sophie Washington series keeps going strong with book #10. If you’re new to the series, check out the covers here. It’s quite an impressive accomplishment to keep Sophie and the diverse cast of characters interesting and fresh with each new story.

In MY BFF, Sophie is a sixth grader. She lives with her parents and an annoying little brother (at least in her eyes). The story centers on her deteriorating relationship with best friend Chloe. They seem more like former best friends. Full of hurt feelings and misunderstandings, young readers will likely see themselves in one of the characters.

Here’s the official Synopsis:

Sophie and Chloe have been best friends since they met in kindergarten. They get along like chips and salsa and do everything together from playing tennis to cheering on the school cheer squad. Lately, Chloe’s been leaving Sophie out, and she doesn’t know why. Sophie does everything she can to make her best friend happy, but it’s not working. Then Chloe asks Sophie to fib to a teacher to help her out and she learns the true meaning of friendship.

The 21 chapters are short and at just 94 pages—perfect for a read-aloud. MY BFF isn’t dependent on reading the others first, but it’s a pretty good bet you’ll be hooked and not want to miss a single chapter. Engaging and spot on in the depiction of this age group, kids might also earn a thing or two about being a good friend.


Tonya Duncan Ellis loves to travel and has visited 49 American states, 20 countries, and three continents, but some of her best journeys have been between the pages of a novel. As a girl she could always be found with a book in her hand, and reading is still one of her favorite hobbies. When she’s not reading or writing, the author likes to ride her bike, swim, and spend time with her husband and three children. She lives in Houston, TX.

About Greg Pattridge

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  1. I’m always looking for shorter books for kids who aren’t quite ready for MG. This looks like a really fun chapter book series. Love the cover!

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