by Amy Goldman Koss (Goodreads Author)
For the eighteenth time since kinder-garten, twelve-year-old Hillary will enter a new school, and from years of experi-ence she anticipates the territory with its familiar cast of characters: the class clown, the popular girls, the really smart kid, and the sleepwalkers, "the kids who make up most of the class." Her likable, peripa-tetic, hippie-holdover parents travel the...more
Hardcover, 0 pages
Published April 23rd 2001 by Turtleback Books
(first published June 1st 1999)
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Although sometimes I felt like this was a little slow going, it showed a girl's reaction as she moved into a new school, made new friends, reconciled herself to her interests as opposed to the popular interests. There is a lot of character development, owing to her upbringing and ability to think outside of the box. A coming of age story.
An interseting read about a girl who comes from a Hippie type family that moves constantly and she learns what roots are all about. I found this interesting because I also came from a hippie family and moved more than 20 times during the years I was in school, so I could relate.