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READ & REVIEWED: Emmie & Friends series by Terri Libenson

Packed with humorous illustrations, the Emmie & Friends graphic novel series is also full of heart and tender moments as it explores middle school drama relatable to tweens and teenagers.

invisible emmie friends book series middle grade friendship Terri Libenson graphic novel

Sharing about the Emmie & Friends graphic novel series by Terri Libenson as many friends were asking about it when I posted about it on IGS 😊


The middle-grade series starts off with Invisible Emmie, a story about Emmie, a shy and artistic 13-year-old, who feels that she is invisible in school. She's a stark contrast to popular, confident and outgoing Katie, whom Tyler - Emmie's crush - seems to be interested in. When a note Emmie wrote about her crush falls into the wrong hands, she becomes not so invisible anymore - but for all the wrong reasons.

invisible emmie friends book series middle grade friendship Terri Libenson graphic novel

Emmie's story is full of heart and tender moments. I found it very relatable as I, too, was a shy and quiet kid who had at times felt invisible. Even as an adult, I still feel that way at different points in my life. So this is one the quiet kids would really get. The book's illustrations are humorous and spot-on, and my 10 and 12-year olds had many LOL moments when reading it. See illustrations below! You'll also notice the graphic novel is not in standard comic format but I guess is classified as so due to the many illustrations? BTW there is also a twist at the end of the story that I didn't see coming and really liked 😉

invisible emmie friends book series middle grade friendship Terri Libenson graphic novel

I haven't read the rest of the series but I spy from their blurbs much middle school drama centred on friendship, cliques, bullying, and crushes - themes tweens and teenages would find relatable. I reckon this series is suitable for those 9 years old and up, though the older kids would probably be able to appreciate the nuances of the stories a bit more.

invisible emmie friends book series middle grade friendship Terri Libenson graphic novel

We bought the first 4 books of the series from Times Bookstore and hope to get our hands on two newer books of the series soon 😊 Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!


Disclaimer: We paid for our books, and my opinions and reviews here are strictly my and my family’s own.


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