By Dar Williams
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 university. Amalee has struggled to navigate a middle-school social scene that's ruled by way of suggest ladies, and while her father contracts a life-threatening disease, she unearths her insecurities ballooning uncontrolled. It's her father's relations of neighbors who carry every little thing jointly and support Amalee detect her personal energy, forgive the imperfections in herself and her kinfolk, and shape actual friendships. Williams, most sensible referred to as a singer and songwriter, writes a poignant, humorous debut packed with utterly endearing characters. Amalee's attractive first-person voice sounds a piece too clever in locations, yet Williams writes a couple of preteen's emotional lifestyles with piercing honesty, relatively the paralyzing worry a parent's sickness brings and the ache and guilt of error. Readers should be charmed via Williams' eccentric, adorable characters and her sharp observations concerning the international of either middle-schoolers and adults. -Gillian Engberg
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Amalee by Dar Williams