- ISBN: 9781524775162 (sound recording)
1 online resource (1 audio file) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2017.
|Participant or Performer Note:|
Narrator: Taylor Meskimen.
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Gr 4â6âWith her father gone and her mother working overtime, there is never enough food, money, or attention in 12-year-old Olivia Hales's life. She enters multiple contests a day because the words, "You may already be a winner" give her hope for a better future. She takes care of her little sister Berk during the day, even skipping school to do so. When neighbor boy Bart notices that Olivia has been sacrificing school and friendships to care for her younger sister, he tells on her, bringing her carefully constructed plans to an end. The quirky characters and drama keep the story interesting and imaginative. The young characters deal with divorce, abandonment, and adult responsibilities. Short chapters include letters Olivia writes to her father.Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.
VERDICTRecommended for readers who enjoy realism with roller-coaster emotional arcs.âTanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, Alta.