Landalf, Helen Flyaway, 167 pgs. Harcourt, 2011. Language - PG (15 swears, 0 "f"), Sexual Content - PG-13; Violence - PG; Stevie's life is complicated and not knowing where her mom went isn't helping. Stevie is taken in by her Aunt Mindy who eventually sends her mom to rehab. Stevie's life is turning around, but what about all the good times? Can she move on, or will the past continue to haunt her?
Reading about Stevie was sad, but that made it so much more exciting when good things turned her way. I got very attached to Stevie and was cheering her on every time she did something hard. Although her life has lots of problems I'm thankful I don't have to deal with, I can relate to some of her troubles and was able to take strength and courage from her example.
MS, HS - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: CCH