The third book in the Confessions of April Grace series.
Summary: The last thing April Grace wants is more change in her life—but that’s exactly what she gets! Plus, April has a new mystery to solve when Myra Sue starts sneaking around and acting very suspicious!
From snooty new neighbors to starting junior high to getting a new baby brother to having her grandmother get a boyfriend, April Grace has had enough change to last until she is at least 87 years old.
But when it rains, it pours, and April Grace is in for the ride of her life when her prissy, citified neighbor Isabel becomes her gym teacher and a long-lost relative suddenly reappears and throws everything into a tizzy. On top of that, April’s sister, Myra Sue, has been hiding something and sneaking around. April needs to find out what is going on before her silly sister gets herself into trouble again. More important, will April find the grace she needs to handle her topsy-turvy life and forgive past wrongs?
Girls will fall in love with April’s humor and completely relate to her as she deals with family, friends, drama, and both the humor and the heartache that are part of growing up.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Romance:Maybe liking someone, mentioned as a joke. Also April Grace's Grandma kinda dating and having boyfriends.
Other:Lying/hiding something, eavesdropping, snooping, going behind the parent's backs, running away, judgment, past anorexia and child neglect.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~My thoughts:I'm quite sure that I would have really loved this series if it had been out when I was younger. Being an older reader I feel like I don't get as much from this series because I cannot relate to April Grace in some ways. However this is still a great book that I really enjoyed reading. I think it is interesting that this series is set in 1987, but the author made a good point about giving tweens and teens a taste of what it might have been like when their parents were growing up. This is a book with a heartwarming story of love, family and second chances :) I would recommend to girls who are tween aged.
My favorite character:I really liked April Grace's mom, she was just really sweet and strong.