Jessica Speer Virtual Book Launch: BFF or NRF

We are so excited to host Jessica Speer for the virtual launch of her middle grade book BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girl's Guide To Happy Friendships on August 18 at 5 pm! We will also be hosting a special pre-order offer: if you preorder a copy of BFF or NRF from BookBar before its publication date (August 16 deadline), you will be entered to win a $25 gift card to BookBar! There will be two winners chosen. 

Register for the Zoom here:

You can also send your own friendship questions to in advance to include anonymously in the Ask the Author portion of the event!

About the Author: Jessica Speer’s book, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships grew out of her friendship program that strengthens social awareness and helps kids learn to navigate common struggles. Her books engage and entertain readers by combining the stories of preteens and teens with fun activities and practical insights. She has a master’s degree in social sciences and explores social-emotional topics in ways that connect with kids.

Jessica’s books are inspired by two central questions: How can she help kids thrive? and What does she wish she’d known when she was a kid? Her writing unpacks the tricky and awkward stuff that peaks during adolescence. She hopes that BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends) serves as a warm and supportive guide as girls journey through the inevitable bumps in their social worlds. 

She is regularly featured in and contributes to media outlets on topics related to kids, parenting, and friendship. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she loves hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.  She lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and two daughters.

About the Book: Friendships are tough to navigate, even for adults. The preteen years can be particularly sticky, but we’ve got your back! Packed with fun quizzes, colorful illustrations, and stories about girls just like you, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends) is the ultimate interactive guidebook to help you learn the ins and outs of friendship. Explore the topics of gossip, bullying, and feeling left out, along with ways to strengthen the friendships that mean the most to you.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 5:00pm
BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends): A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships Cover Image
By Jessica Speer, Elowyn Dickerson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781641701952
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Familius - August 16th, 2021