The Friendship Experiment
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The Friendship Experiment


Future scientist Madeline Little is dreading the start of middle school. Nothing has been right since her grandfather died and her best friend changed schools. Maddie would rather help her father in his research lab or write Standard Operating Procedures in her lab notebook than hang out with a bunch of kids who aren’t even her friends. Despite Maddie’s reluctance, some new friends start coming her way—until they discover what she’s written in that secret notebook. And that’s just part of the trouble. Can this future scientific genius find the formula for straightening out her life?

Title:The Friendship Experiment
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:272 pages

    The Friendship Experiment Reviews

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Aug 27, 2016

    Oh, what a HUGGABLE book!It’s such a lovely, heart-warming story. If I had a kiddo, I’d recommend this book to them right away.It’s centered on friendship, family, illness and Maddie's unconditi...

  • Victoria Coe
    Mar 22, 2016

    I received an advance readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The Friendship Experiment is a great middle grade book full of heart and humor and SCIENCE! Budding scientist Maddie Li...

  • Book Riot Community
    Feb 15, 2017

    Middle school, friendship disasters, and science make up this delightful debut by Erin Teagan. Madeline Little is an aspiring scientist who carries cotton swabs with her everywhere and grows cultures ...

  • Dee
    Jul 01, 2016

    I love stories about friendship, so this one caught my eye right away. A lot of the book is more about understanding what friendship means, rather than watching a strong friendship in the works, and I...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 13, 2016

    E ARC from Netgalley.comMaddie's sixth grade year is not off to a good start. Her grandfather, a famous scientist who researched Von Willebrand Disease with her father, has passed away after strugglin...

  • Lee Malone
    Jul 15, 2016

    This fun and heartfelt book is about a young scientist who sees the word through her own scientific worldview. But faced with a lot of changes and issues in her life, she's forced to adjust to the way...

  • Laura Salas
    Aug 08, 2016

    Throw Harriet the Spy into a blender with The Fourteenth Goldfish, and you get The Friendship Experiment. Madeline has lots going on in her life, with her grandfather's death, the fact that her best f...

  • Jenn Bishop
    Feb 22, 2016

    Things haven't been super great for Maddie since she started middle school. She still misses her grandfather, who recently passed away. Not to mention her best friend, who's attending a different scho...

  • Kathy MacMillan
    Oct 28, 2016

    Madeline Little believes that every problem, from a scientific experiment to navigating friendships, can be addressed with a standard operating procedure. As a scientist, it's how she imposes order on...

  • Jenny
    Jul 30, 2016

    Maddie’s having a rough year. Her grandfather, who was a scientist just like she wants to be, has just died, and the family is forced to sell his house. If that weren’t bad enough, middle school i...