Annie Richards knows there are a million things to look out for—bicycle accidents, food poisoning, chicken pox, smallpox, typhoid fever, runaway zoo animals, and poison oak. That's why being careful is so important, even if it does mean giving up some of her favorite things, like bike races with her best friend, Rebecca, and hot dogs on the Fourth of July. Everyone keeps t...more
"Don't call me Moonbeam anymore," I told him.
"What?" he said.
"Don't call me that anymore unless you mean it."
Mom came down the las...more
Let's start with the positive. This book is wonderful: it's sad, heartwarming, has a moral, and I would definitely read it again. It's filled with this beautiful wisdom that doesn't sound like wisdom until you finish the book (does that make sense? well it should once you re...more
You don't need that protection anymore. Because the sun is starting to shine again. It's coming out slowly, but it's coming. And if you keep up your umbrella, then you're not ever going to see it.
This is a really cute book about moving on. Annie's a bit annoying at times, but then again, she is only nine/ten. I really liked Mrs. Finch, the new neighbor that really helps Annie patch things up. She's so nice. :)
I especially liked the ending, because everything, and I mean e...more
Annie is so adorable and Mrs Finch was such a sweet, kind hearted person.
I'll definitely be reading more of Lisa Graff's books.
Annie knows there’s a lot of dangerous stuff in the world and if you don’t lo...more
When a new neighbor moves in, Annie began to learn things from her. Ms. Finch teaches Annie that she is okay and should stop worrying. As Ms. Finch says,"It is like open...more
This was a sweet book about loss, sorrow and friendship. Some great characters, especially Anni...more