Book: Billy And Ant Fall Out - Pride (Billy Growing Up, Volume 2) by James Mintercategories: Book, Pride, Jealousy, Friendship, Retaliation, Revenge, Peer-Pressure, Argument, Selfishness, Children's Book
James Minterabout this book: Selfless pride is based upon a person's achievements and qualities, whereas pride which comes from the ego is arrogant, selfish, and gives an individual an inflated opinion of themselves.
The story starts with Billy having a spat with Ant over nothing particular. Ant goes off confused at his friend's behaviour and feels hurt and let down. He decides to find a new friend, but when Billy sees how easily Ant found someone else to play with, he feels abandoned, becomes annoyed and convinces himself that it is not his doing. Billy's pride is too strong to let him apologise. Instead, it sees him dragged deeper and deeper into things that an apology may no longer be enough to put right.
Finding himself a new "best friend" Billy realises that with new friends come new responsibilities. He finds himself facing many challenges that opens his eyes to the meaning of friendship and the importance of having friends you trust and can rely on.
• "This book reminded me so much of Diary of a Wimpy Kid ... This story really does well in capturing the essence of childhood. There is an authenticity in the portrayal of the characters that I admire. There is a lot of pressure that comes with growing up, and I love how that's unfolding in these stories. Adults could learn a thing or two from kids. I especially like the way the stories remind me of childhood qualities I've grown out of, qualities that made life a lot simpler. I didn't get this sense of nostalgia with the first book, but this second book certainly evoked a lot of emotions." — Alecia Stone.
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