The Day My Best Friend and a Migraine Slept Over

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An eight-year-old girl is excited for her friend Allie to sleep over, but her persistent migraines flare up on the way to school and before bedtime. She shares some comforting remedies that make her feel better when she has migraines; applying a hot washcloth to her forehead, eating frozen snacks, turning off lights, and taking some medication. Although her migraines come and go, she becomes embarrassed that Allie is there to see her in pain and feels sad that she may not get to partake in a special activity they had planned for the next day.

Fortunately, she wakes up feeling much better and enjoys a day at the orchard with Allie and her parents. The book ends abruptly with her mom announcing that she feels a migraine approaching during their car ride back home. The author could be indirectly implying that pain can strike at unexpected times for many different people. However, this ending seemed confusing and left me asking many questions. The author defines three words throughout the book; aura, migraine, and challah. While I appreciate the author elaborating on unfamiliar words, I think a separate vocabulary page containing only migraine-related words would have been more helpful.

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Author Audrey Beth Stein,Ana Solarte
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 36 pages
Publisher Audrey Beth Stein
Publish Date 11-Oct-2022
ISBN 9798985426526 Buy this Book
Issue October 2022
Category Children's