The Friendship War by Andrew Clements

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.4 Llamas


This is a amazing book on friendship. It teaches you to be kind to others, be generous, and… TALK IT OVER, DON’T TURN IT INTO A WAR?!?!?! (You should never just jump to the war concept. Talk it out, or in my case… read it out with your friend…)

The book is about a girl who loves collecting things. (Ahh!!!! It’s like me) And then she finds a bunch, of boxes, of buttons. And it turns into a thing at her school; suddenly everyone is into buttons. And she has to figure out of to stop it.

The book is sooooooo good, and has a beautiful plot line and characters. I was hooked all the way through. It talks about how you shouldn’t fight with your friends, but instead, figure out wants wrong and become even better friends. (“Sniff!” Beautiful!!!)

Over all, This is such a good book for girls and boys alike. I HIGHLY suggest it to kids and teens as well. (I love this book.) I hope you all have a great day! -The Young Llama Reader,


  • A VERY good book about the importance of Friendship.
  • A great book for kids and teens.


  • Some mention of mean friends?

This is war. Okay–that’s too dramatic.
But no matter what this is called, so far I’m winning.
And it feels wonderful.

Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade. Ellie’s always right in the center of everything–and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie’s sidekick. But what happens when everything changes? This time it’s Grace who suddenly has everyone’s attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school. It’s a fad that has first her class, then her grade, and then the entire school collecting and trading and even fighting over . . . buttons?! A fad that might also get her in major trouble and could even be the end of Grace and Ellie’s friendship. Because Ellie’s not used to being one-upped by anybody. There’s only one thing for Grace to do. With the help of Hank–the biggest button collector in the sixth grade–she will have to figure out a way to end the fad once and for all. But once a fad starts, can it be stopped?

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