QUIZ: What Makes You Brave?

NOTE: This post is sponsored by HarperCollins.

We’ve got our bookish tote slung over our shoulders, a fresh iced coffee in hand, and exactly one task on our calendar – spending the day reading Always Anthony, the eighth book in the amazing Emmie & Friends series by Terri Libenson.

Anthony is cool, popular, and loves science and basketball. Leah is shy, settling into a small friend group for the first time. She loves writing and cooking. They’re pretty much total opposites, so when Anthony’s grade in English starts to slip and he’s paired with Leah as a tutor, the two of them couldn’t be less excited.

Leah thinks Anthony is too cool to give her the time of day or to care about his assignments. Anthony thinks Leah is kind of an overachiever and a teacher’s pet. But as they meet up for tutoring sessions, they realize that they have more in common than they thought. Leah gets Anthony to open up about the feelings he typically keeps locked up inside, and Anthony encourages Leah’s cooking passions. Could they actually become friends? And will disagreeing about how to handle a bullying incident shake up their views of each other?

Book cover for Always Anthony by Terri Libenson

The eighth book in the New York Times bestselling Emmie & Friends series, told from the alternating POVs of popular Anthony and timid Leah as they grapple with a bullying incident at school.

Friends. Bullies.


Anthony is TPFW (Too Popular For Words), loves science, hates writing.

Leah is a super-shy nerd who’s finally making friends of her own.

What could they have in common?

A lot more than they thought, as it turns out!

But then one day they witness Anthony’s teammates bullying a sixth grader. What happens next could cement their new friendship—or blow it up forever.

New York Times bestseller Terri Libenson is back with a story about unexpected friendship and everyday bravery.

Always Anthony
AUTHOR: Terri Libenson
PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray
DATE: May 7, 2024

Unlikely friendships are our favorite kind of friendships, and we love the way Anthony and Leah bond, bring out each other’s best, and challenge their misconceptions about each other. Middle school is just like that. There are always rumors being whispered and misjudgments being made, and as readers, we love seeing people overcome those things. Especially when they’re thrown something as tricky as witnessing a bullying incident and grappling with what to do and what type of people they want to be. It’s not easy, but as always, Terri Libenson tackles everything with humor, heart, and endlessly relatable worries.

One of the best things about the Emmie & Friends books is how all the characters are so different, yet so relatable. They each shine in their own ways, through their talents, their flaws, and overcoming their biggest fears. Each book spotlights a different type of character, from artists to athletes, underdogs to superstars, and every kind of kid in between. They’re brave and imperfect, constantly navigating life’s trickiest situations. It’s what makes them feel so authentic!

You’ll have to read the book to find out how Leah and Anthony tackle the ups and downs of middle school life, but we teamed up with our friends at HarperCollins to help you find out what makes you as brave as the Emmie & Friends gang.

QUIZ: What Makes You Brave?:

Do you have quiet courage or are you boldly confident? Take our Always Anthony-inspired quiz to find out!

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📚Ready to get to know Leah and Anthony? Always Anthony is now available from HarperCollins!

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