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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,424 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Narrator: Michele Santopietro Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2004 ISBN:
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In the old days, when Kate had no interest in romance, she never cared what other people thought. Now, it appeared, love was turning her into a rotten human being.

Eleven-year-old Kate Faber wishes she could talk to her best friend Marilyn about this. But Marilyn is no longer her best friend. Or is she? Kate and Marilyn had always been the kind of best friends who lived on the same block for their entire lives and who could agree on the kind of boys worth kissing or who should be invited to their sleepover. The kind of best friends who didn't need words to talk, but always just knew.

But lately Marilyn has started to think that Kate can be a bit babyish. And Kate thinks that Marilyn is acting like a big snob. And a lot of the time, well, it feels as though they don't know each other anymore. Somehow nothing is the same, but secretly, Kate and Marilyn both wish it could be.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miki | 2/18/2014

    " This is a good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Demitra | 2/3/2014

    " I read this book in the beginning of 6th grade and I cant remember everything about this book. I remember it was a sweet book about friendship. Its a good book for girls just starting middle school and helps prepare them for conflicts with girls and boys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Giulia | 1/22/2014

    " It was a bit kiddish. I picked it up without having a look through it, and realised it was written really big. The usual stuff about friends growing apart. I should really start reading something a bit more original. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth P | 1/21/2014

    " I thought it was sad and happy at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angel | 1/14/2014

    " I really liked this story about the two girls; I even read it twice. The conflicts of growing up and apart make the story easily lovable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tori I | 1/13/2014

    " I am currently reading The Secret Language of Girls by: Frances O'Roark Dowell. This book is the one you are supposed to read before you read The Kind of Friends We Used To Be. This book was practically made for girls who love fiction and that's why this book wanted me to keep reading it. Not only is Frances O'Roark Dowell a great author, the really understands what Middle School girls lives are like! I'm glad there is sequel because I love the book Mrs. Dowell writes. I will warn you once you start reading this you put this book down. It becomes the only thing you want to do. This book should be rated - in my opinion - five stars because it is ridiculously amazing. There is only a few ways I can relateto though. Here it is I can relate to how Kate feels when Marylin left Kate for a different group of girls- I am not going to say how that was because they might get offended if they read my review. Even though I am only on page one hundered seventy two, this book is really outstandingly amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sporky27 | 12/18/2013

    " i've read this book a MILLION times and it's great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aspen Sophia | 11/10/2013

    " This was a quick, easy read that I devoured in 3 hours. I was entertaining at parts but I thought the ending should have been better. I give it 3 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 11/5/2013

    " A little too young, and weird, for my liking... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 10/10/2013

    " Great early teen or pre teen read that really addresses the issues girls face in being themselves vs. being part of the in-crowd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 6maginn_taylor | 10/5/2013

    " I thought that the book The Secret Language of girls was okay. It was a little confusing at the beginning but by the end i understood it. I liked how it was so detailed, and explained it so well. i thought that the ending was the best! Overall i thought this book was pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 9/23/2013

    " Cute book i read it when i was 13 probabley for a younger age though. Overall WONDERFUL book:)It really does show exactoley what the title is the "Secret Language of Girls":) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 8/16/2013

    " Bittersweet reminder of what it was like to be a 6th grade girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisa Vale | 8/10/2013

    " Very cute, but king of cunfusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn707 | 6/1/2013

    " I thought this book wuz great "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Khadija | 5/14/2013

    " It was a stupid book. The girls got in fights, they were best friends before, a waste of money. I am so glad I borrowed it instead of buying it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaina | 11/17/2012

    " this book is short though i loved it and they are in middle school. I really recommend it!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caty | 8/15/2012

    " I liked this book, but I felt that is was a typical BFF book. I wish it had more drama or adventure, something that would make it interesting, instead of the typical friends getting torn apart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Batrisyia Tisy | 5/27/2012

    " This story is so suitable for young ones.. All about girls, friends and how did they socialize. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jz | 12/30/2011

    " it was good if you like realalistic fiction "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mackenzie | 12/14/2011

    " this book was so good its a great story with a fabo ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 9/27/2011

    " This is a cute and predictable book about friendships changing as puberty hits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Waffle...♥ | 9/1/2011

    " It was nice. Wierd but nice. Teaches a great deal of friendship! But still wierd! :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/24/2011

    " A little dated technology wise but the main characters are very engaging. An interesting discussion would be to see which main character everyone relates with more closely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 5/21/2011

    " OMG it was one of my favorite books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 THE{Youth}*OF*[Today]~IS~Our(Tomorrow) | 5/13/2011

    " Not as good as the second, maybe because I read the second first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashlyn | 2/14/2011

    " Now that these 2 friends are attending middle school they are kinda spitting up and going therenseperate ways. when i read it i didn't know what would happen. so i kept reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 2/9/2011

    " I can't wait to read the next one!!! this is such a good girl book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abby | 2/3/2011

    " It was a cute book. "

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About the Author
Author Frances O’Roark Dowell

Frances O’Roark Dowell?is best known for her award-winning novels, and also hosts the popular “Off-Kilter Quilt” podcast, where she talks about her latest quilt projects with friends and fellow quilters around the globe. Her own little corner of the globe is Durham, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and a dog named Travis.