A Kiss, a Dare and a Boat Called Promise by Fiona Foden PDF

By Fiona Foden

ISBN-10: 1407146734

ISBN-13: 9781407146737

A humorous, touching tale approximately existence adjustments, friendship and primary love. Josie has lived on her boat, Promise, her entire existence. She unearths it more uncomplicated to stroll on deck than she does to stroll on land. yet Promise has been condemned, and in flip, Josie is condemned to survive dry land. Then she meets Leon, a boy from her neighbourhood...

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Despite the challenges, interracial friendships provide valuable connections and have a strong e√ect on positive attitudes toward interracial marriage, an indicator that interracial friendship promotes greater racial equality (Johnson and Jacobson 2005) and may help lessen anxiety about intergroup interactions (Page-Gould, Mendoza-Denton, and Tropp 2008). A traditionally marginalized social status may a√ect the patterns of friendship formation. For instance, the social networks of sexualminority adults reflect larger societal patterns of friendship in terms of race.

He’s been my biggest supporter as far as my career and work, and he’s always there through something I’m trying to struggle with. He’s always there to listen, and I count on him to have an outside perspective that’s going to help me grow, see things di√erently. But he’s also, I think, one of the funniest people I know. I love his humor. I just love it. And I think he’s really, really smart. I really, you know—I mean, it’s a good thing, ’cause our desks were right near each other [in our previous jobs], too, and now we share an o≈ce.

Emily’s and Patrick’s tight connection is illustrated by the important events that they share, which is a common feature of other intersectional friendships in the study. Of particular significance to both friends was Emily’s marriage/ commitment ceremony to Stacy. Patrick felt honored when Emily and Stacy took him and his wife, Joanne, to dinner to announce their engagement, and Emily was impressed that Patrick and his family attended the entire weekend wedding celebration. The occasion allowed the friends to show how much esteem they had for each other and to introduce Emily’s biological brother to her chosen brother, Patrick.

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