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Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite
Molly and her best friend Nicole have been inseparable since the day that they met back in kindergarten. Now entering fifth grade, the two girls are accepted into a new school in a better neighborhood because of how gifted and smart they are. Molly soon realizes that the new kids at this school are very different from her old school and suddenly she finds herself worrying about looking the same and fitting in with these upper-class kids. The girls in this new class are a lot more mature and know about things like sex and are obsessed with who is going with who in their class. Molly doesn’t understand it but she tries to go along, only to end up being the odd kid out in this new school. What’s even worse is that Nicole and Molly start to drift apart. Nicole gets closer to the popular girls as they share similar interests and could afford the clothes to fit in, unlike Molly. Soon Molly finds herself a victim of bullying by these popular girls and, worst of all, her best friend. How will she get through fifth grade without Nicole? What could she do to make the girls in her class like her?
Of Butterflies and Bullies by Jenny Dalton was a phenomenal read that I just couldn’t put down. It’s about a time when you realize that you are growing up and things change, friends drift apart and go their own ways, and you discover your sexuality. Molly, the main character, is very relatable and was a very well-thought-out muse. The other characters were equally well written. This book takes an older person back down memory lane and will let a younger reader know that they aren’t alone. It’s a coming-of-age novel that I recommend highly. Jenny Dalton has done a wonderful job and I can’t wait to see what she writes next.