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Ever since she can remember, Hannah Billings has been sticking up for Malcolm Murgatroyd, the most hated kid in school. Not only are they growing up together, but they will probably grow old together as well. And she can't get away from him even if she wanted to. Not only are their parents best friends, but Malcolm is the only person who can make her little brother, Ian, laugh. With Hannah's friends getting suspicious, and Malcolm doing more and more strange things, it's getting harder for her to do what's right: remain his one true friend. This realistically written story of family, friendship and coming-of-age makes Mame Farrell one of the top authors of young adult fiction in America today. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan wonderfully captures the full range of adolescent experiences: embarrassment, frustration, unexpected crises and joy.