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By Dar Williams

ISBN-10: 054531111X

ISBN-13: 9780545311113

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Gr. 5-8. "In many ways, I'd grown up with 5 parents," says 11-year-old Amalee, who spends each Friday night along with her unmarried dad and his 4 "big, goofy friends" from collage. Amalee has struggled to navigate a middle-school social scene that's ruled through suggest ladies, and while her father contracts a life-threatening ailment, she unearths her insecurities ballooning uncontrolled. It's her father's family members of acquaintances who carry every little thing jointly and aid Amalee become aware of her personal energy, forgive the imperfections in herself and her relations, and shape actual friendships. Williams, top often called a singer and songwriter, writes a poignant, humorous debut jam-packed with thoroughly endearing characters. Amalee's beautiful first-person voice sounds a piece too clever in locations, yet Williams writes a few preteen's emotional existence with piercing honesty, relatively the paralyzing worry a parent's affliction brings and the anguish and guilt of error. Readers should be charmed through Williams' eccentric, adorable characters and her sharp observations in regards to the international of either middle-schoolers and adults. -Gillian Engberg

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