If you've enjoyed Sternberg's books such as Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, then you know what to expect. There are plenty of recognizable characters, some of them may even seem to have stepped out of your life and into the book. Celie is dealing with a lot of changes in her own life. Her grandmother's memory is not working well and the family moves to a different apartment so that they will have room for a a nurse to move in and help Granny. The move means a new school, leaving behind her old friends, and trying to make new ones. Unfortunately, one of the friends that Celie makes gets her into a lot of trouble with her sister, her parents...pretty much everyone. Celie will have to decide what is right and wrong and stand up for her beliefs about what makes a good friend.
For those who haven't tried any of the Celie stories yet, the books can be read on their own, or in order - whichever you prefer. No matter how you decide to approach the series, be prepared for some laughs and some moments of sympathy pain. Great realistic fiction for readers moving into chapter books.
I received a copy from the publisher for review purposes.