What happens when your perfect life turns upside down? That’s what preteen Sunny (short for Sunday) Hathaway has to figure out when she finds herself in a state of upheaval one fateful summer. Sunny, a self-described introvert, only child, and entrepreneur, does not cope well with change, and she’s certainly getting more than her share lately. All of a sudden, her peaceful Australian beachside existence is disrupted by a series of anxiety-inducing events: her mother’s boyfriend and his children are moving in, her father and step-mother are welcoming a new baby, her best friend Claud is suddenly skipping out on their pizza business (Pizza A Go Girl) to hang out with a no-good boy, and her long-estranged grandmother Carmelene has contacted her and wants to meet. What’s a girl to do? In Sunny’s case, she learns to roll with it. Marion Roberts offers up a charming tale of family and forgiveness in her debut novel, and fans of the Georgia Nicholson series will likely to enjoy cheery Sunny too. Ages 9-13 224 pages.
Recommended by Molly Crumbley, Librarian.