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A girl's friendship with an insightful college student and the discovery of her mother's childhood journal help her understand who she is.
Hardcover, 209 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Peachtree Publishers (first published August 2003)
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Tearese
Feb 10, 2016 Tearese rated it really liked it
I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it; even the reviews on the back were about the author's other works. I was pleasantly surprised.
I enjoyed seeing life at a flea market, I was interested in learning about the protagonist's missing mother, and there was even a little action in the middle of the story.
But what really resonated with me was the idea of social class, realizing how others see you and your family for the first time, and also realizing that you don't always h
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bookczuk
Feb 03, 2009 bookczuk rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book about life in twelve-year-old Rox's world. She has a wisdom that is beyond her years as she struggles to understand her somewhat quirky family. Rox and her grandmother Mimi sell at a flea market every weekend to supplement the family's only income, that of construction worker and college student, cousin John Martin.

Danny Swain the Tire King, Spice MArie, and many others populate the pages. But it is the appearance of Lucy in the story, as John Martin's n...more I
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Trisha Zimmel
Quirky, unique family was enough to keep me turning the pages...real characters appealed to my emotions.
Dana Pressnell
Family issues. Flea market.
Melissa
Oct 14, 2007 Melissa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who enjoy quirky characters
Shelves: secondchildhood
YA novel about Rox, who never knew her mom or who her father was. But she loves the show--the flea market she and her grandma do to make money. Good story--not predictable, believable characters. Would recommend to fans of contemporary fiction.
Jami
Jun 04, 2008 Jami rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-kids-books
I must admit I grabbed this book on my way to the 'reading room'. My first foray into chick-lit and I really enjoyed this story. I can't believe it'snot a movie... yet.
Carol Crenshaw
Mar 06, 2011 Carol Crenshaw rated it it was amazing
This story revolves around a girl who lives in a non-traditional family. Flea markets and a tornado are just a few of the events that transform her life.
Michelle Bouillon
This was an interesting book. I love that there is a different kind of family and the young girl can figure out who she really is from her mother.
Caro
Oct 11, 2013 Caro rated it really liked it
Great Book! I wish I found out more in the end. The author left questions unanswered.
Amrin
Nov 12, 2013 Amrin rated it it was amazing
this is my favorite book now! I loved it so much and I am going to read it again soon.
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Jan 19, 2010 Morgan F rated it it was amazing
One of those book I read over and over again
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This was a really good book.
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Adrian Fogelin is the author of several novels for middle readers and young adults, including Crossing Jordan and The Real Question. She lives in Florida.
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