Enemies by Svetlana Chmakova | News
Svetlana Chmakova’s Berrybrook Middle School series — consisting so far of Awkward, Brave, Crush, and Diary — will continue next September with Enemies. The new volume will be released in trade paperback, hardcover, and digital in September 2022.
Publisher JY (an imprint of Yen Press) posted this description: “Felicity’s sure she’s going to do something big. Exactly what is still a mystery, but she’ll figure it out. Her sister, Letty, teases Felicity that she never finishes stuff, but that’s just because Letty is so perfect. Still, life is good with plenty of friends — drawing with the art club and playing games with her buddies keep her busy. But when she decides to join a contest to show Letty that she CAN get things done, Felicity begins to wonder if friends becoming enemies is easier than she thought. Are they really enemies, though…? What does it even mean to be enemies? And…who is it that she needs the most on her side…?”
Awkward launched the series in 2015. That book won the Dwayne McDuffie Award and was also nominated for an Eisner Award, as was the third book, Crush. Chmakova has also authored Dramacon, The Weirn Books, and Nightschool. In an interview with Publishers Weekly announcing the new title, she said that she plans at least two more Berrybrook Middle School books, as well as two more volumes of The Weirn Books.
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