My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Serena is a 7th grader who has a lot on her plate. She's trying out for the lead in her school play, The Wiz, and of course, trying to keep up with all the school work. But, there's more than that, she is acting as mom to her little brother, and coping with her dad who is suffering from depression. Serena's mom was killed in a car crash the year before, and her dad can't deal with his sorrow, to the point where he is ignoring his family. I like Serena, she is a great character, but as you read this book, you really wonder how she is going to make it, and will her family survive. Good story.
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