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Best Friends Forever

Series: Totally Lucy: Book 10
By Kelly McKain

Best Friends Forever

Best friends forever

Thursday the 3rd of November at 6.24 p.m., in my room.

Hey girls!

I couldn’t wait to write in here after Jules and Tilda left ’cos I have got something A-MAZING to tell you! Me and Jules and Tilda are totally Skipping Through The Tulips with excitedness about it (which is this phrase I have made up to mean we are Over The Moon, BTW). (And as you most probably know, BTW means By The Way, BTW!)

The totally exciting idea got thought up when me and Jules and Tilda were given the job of organizing this year’s school disco. We didn’t exactly want to do it, but Mr. Phillips said, “Any volunteers?” in assembly yesterday and there was this long massive silence and Tilda looked at me, then Jules, then grabbed our hands and stuck them up, ’cos she felt bad for him that there were no volunteers. The reason there were no volunteers is ’cos the school disco is normally Not That Thrilling, and mainly involves some flat Coke and Sprite and a big bowl of crisps with the different kinds mixed up together so you don’t know what you’re getting (and if you accidentally end up with Wooster Sauce flavour you are grossed out for the rest of the evening – *shudder*). Plus the DJ is always just Mr. Bridges, our maths teacher, in a backwards baseball cap with a portable CD player. Plus the boys either do that stupid break-dancing by writhing around on the floor in a way that looks like they are trying to escape from a straitjacket, or they dance actually with you, which means going round and round in circles with their hands clamped on your bum. Not très romantique, as they most probably say in Paris.

So anyway, I am forgetting to tell you about our amazing idea. Whoops! Sorry! If you know me, you will already know that I am not exactly fabulissimo at getting to the point! So, me, T and J were sitting round my kitchen table trying to think of ways to make the rubbish disco even slightly groovy. I had made some coffee so we would feel extra professional and businessy, like we were having an officy meeting, but even that hadn’t worked. So, instead of having ideas, I was picking off my nail polish, Jules was drawing a Celtic-style tattoo on her arm in black biro, and Tilda was flicking through the latest copy of our fave mag, Hey Girls!

She was looking at this article about these high school proms they have in America, and I was like, “Come on, Tilda, stop reading about that cool high school prom, we need to get back to work and find a way to make our rubbish disco even slightly groovy.”

Then Tilda was staring at me and I didn’t know why.

Then I was staring at her and thinking, I think I know what you’re thinking.

Then Jules stopped tattooing herself and looked at the article and then at us with this face like, I think I know what you two are thinking.

And then at the same time we all exclaimed: We could have a High School Prom!

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Hi! Lucy Jessica Hartley here with something A-MAZING to tell you!

I've decided to turn our yawn-oramic school disco into a super-stylish High School Prom! Jules and Tilda, my fab BBF, are helping me organize a ballroom dancing competition AND I'm going to make my own mega-ly gorgeous dress. Plus, Simon Driscott is getting us a cool DJ. It's sooooooo exciting! The problem is I've been too busy to find myself a boy to dance with, so I'd better start looking... Step out in style with Lucy Jessica Hartley, as sneaky schoolmates and stricty teachers threaten to ruin her prom-night perfection. Girls everywhere are in love with these diary-style books, crammed full of secrets, notes, and hilarious illustrations.

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Book information

Key Stage
KS2/3 E
Lexile Measure
Accelerated Reader level
6.1 MY
ISBN: 9780746080207
Extent: 192 pages
Dimensions: 198 x 130mm

Author information

Kelly McKain

Kelly McKain worked as a copywriter in an advertising agency and as a primary school teacher before becoming a full time writer. She is now the author of over thirty books for children and teens, including several bestsellers.

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“Best Books Ever xx”
Totally Lucy is one of my favourite girls books ever !! I love all the dramas and problems they have on every adventure. Lucy is determined to become a fashion designer and by the looks of things she might :). I love all the pictures and the way Lucy writes it as a journal and not a normal book. I love these books and I hope you continue writing them plz !! Lucy , Tilda and Jules rock and I would love it as a tv program too !!
“Best friends forever”
I loved this book. It is a bit like the end book but I hope it is not because I would like to have more of the series. It is a bit like everything is going right for Lucy and Tilda and Jules, and I hope I will get to read more about their adventures!
“Best Friends”
This book is totally cool, it shows that you might have problems but with your best friends by your side everything will work out. This book rocks.
I love all the Totally Lucy books you feel like Lucy is a real person! I sometimes feel sorry for Tilda when Jules takes a 'dark and stormy' though I suppose she can't help it with all that fiery Spanish blood!! These books make you laugh out loud!!!

Press reviews

“Betty Bookmark ***** 5 Star Review”
“Totally Lucy: Best Friends Forever is about three friends organizing the school 'prom', and the problems they come up against, not least of which is finding the right boy to go with. There is a small subplot of Lucy realizing at last that Simon and she are more than just 'best friends with no fancying whatsoever'. The book is written as a journal with quirky black and white illustrations throughout, including mock photos and hearts round the page numbers. Good use is made of different fonts for emphasis and Lucy's Sooooo Cool language gives the stories force and vibrancy. The cover with the silver stars has plenty of 'girl appeal' even if they haven't read any of the previous stories. There will be a ready made audience of girls also who want to find out about the next adventure Lucy and her friends have. This is a series that works very well and will be much enjoyed by many of girls this age.”
“I thought this book was very good and enjoyable to read. It was interesting as it was about people changing something boring into something fun. I would recommend this book to all teenagers. I liked the fact that this book was written in diary form.”
“This is my absolute favourite book out of the Totally Lucy series...This book is totally amazing, a definite 5/5! I really do recommend that you read it, you won’t be disappointed.”
“I loved this book! I really enjoyed it, more than I thought it would... I would definitely recommend it!”

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