My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book belongs in all middle school libraries, counseling/student services offices and public libraries.
Seventh grade can be a vexing time and author Jody Lamb’s choice for Easter’s setting provides a perfect balance of disorder at school and at home for the middlegrade audience and the serious topic of family alcoholism.
Despite the ongoing situation with her family, Easter’s story is fun, funny and upbeat. And I love the subtle reminders that this novel takes place in my former home state – Michigan.
As the book entered the final chapters, I realized the end would be coming soon…I did not want to lose track of Easter. Could she return, in a subsequent book?
An updated Resource List is included in the back – help for those concerned about a family member’s alcohol consumption – in the new second edition.