In Chinese, "peng you" means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated. When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannot constant companionship and insight into her changing world. Books, however, can t tell Anna how to find a true friend. She ll have to discover that on her own. In the tradition of classics like Maud Hart Lovelace s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estes One Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one."