Magic Eight Ball
At age eleven, Julia Raine and her best friend Lois use a "magic eight ball" to channel the imaginary voice of Mrs. McCracken, a doll who gives advice on topics from romance to interior decoration, when not exiled to a box in the barn. In high school she gets tips from Jannette, who could be "astral-projected to any high school in Paris or New York, welcomed and ushered to...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 24th 2002 by Raincoast Books
(first published 2001)
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My concession to Canadian content. This has been on my "currently reading" shelf for a long time. Its a good book - I just kept putting it off to read other things. A coming of age book with the main character questioning her sexuality, the meaning of life and why we are given the families we are. Its a slow moving book but the characters are interestingly quircky.