BSC Friends Forever #2:
Stacey vs. Claudia

ISBN 0-590-52318-X
144 pages; Ages 8-12

Stacey and Claudia are fighting...over a guy!

Claudia and Stacey have fallen for the same boy! Jeremy is cute, sensitive, and available. At first, Stacey thinks he'd be perfect for Claudia. But when he says he's not interested, Stacey realizes he's perfect...for her. Claudia disagrees. She thinks she really had a chance with Jeremy...until Stacey came along. Let the friendship feud begin!

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It seemed strange to me that I'd never thought of myself as the best, best friend in the world. Because now I thought of myself as the worst friend anyone could have.

Not that I'd done anything wrong.


I was sure considering it, though. If Jeremy wasn't interested in Claudia, anyway... then what did it matter if I went out with him?

He wasn't going to ask Claudia for a date.

There was no sense in both of us losing out. Was there?

But would Claudia see it that way?

That was the problem.

I spent the rest of Saturday thinking about this. Worrying. Agonizing.

A true best friend would say, "No way. This is a guy my friend likes. I can't even think about it."

Or would she?

"Stacey, what's wrong?" Mom asked over dinner. "Your head is somewhere else. Is it Ethan?"

Wow! I hadn't even thought about him in two days. Maybe I really was the most fickle, heartless peson on earth.

"No," I admitted. I decided to tell her everything. "Claudia and I both like the same boy, only he likes me and not her."

"Uh-oh. What are you going to do?"

"I don't know. What should I do?"

She thought a moment before speaking. "How much do you like this boy?"

"A lot?"

"And Claudia?"

"A lot."

"Oh, dear."

"Tell me what to do," I pleaded.

"Sorry, hon. I can't. Because I don't know. You should talk to Claudia, though."

I groaned. I couldn't picture telling any of this to Claudia. She'd be so mad at me. I knew she would.

Mom shook her head. "You're in a tough situation."

Like she had to tell me that!

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