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Piper Hill had lived in the same house, with the same neighbors, and the same routine, most of her life. Seventh grade started the same as every year before it, but everything changed when her dad received a phone call about a tragedy that lead Piper’s three cousins (and their dog) to live with her.

Now Piper wonders where her sixteen year old cousin, Seth, goes when he ge
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Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published June 25th 2015
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Piper Hill has always wished for a brother and sister, but when tragedy strikes her family, she soon has three cousins and a dog living with her and her parents. She soon realizes that having a bigger family is a lot harder than she thought, especially when grief plays a roll. Through the first year as a new family, the Hopper-Hill’s struggle through changes and discover the biggest surprise of all – that healing and family come in many forms.

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Meagan
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh to be in seventh grade! Castiglione captures the feeling all too well. The in between of adulthood and childhood that you think you'll never escape is felt while Piper navigates the abrupt changes in her family situation. This was such a lovely debut YA novel, and I look forward to more from this author! She dealt with difficult issues in a warm, authentic way. At points, I wanted to cry but I smiled to myself for most of the book, nodding in agreement.
Rebecca Shelton
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down. It made me laugh and cry. It is a wonderful story of an only child that ends up with a very large family. 12 year old Piper is smart and very insightful. As she observes her surroundings, you can't help but be drawn into her world and thoughts and emotions.
Holly
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story! I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel, and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
Ashley Stout
A family of 3 becomes a family of 6 when the parents adopt a niece and two nephews after their parent's death. A beautiful story of the realities of life, death and everything in between.

My favorite thing about this book is that the author keeps you emotionally invested in the story and genuinely makes you want to know what happens next.

A must read for middle school +
Elena
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
A sweet book for middle-school readers and up about the struggles of losing loved ones, and the healing process afterwards. Piper, an only child, is suddenly sharing her home with her three cousins from Colorado. Her narrative is sweet and it was interesting to hear how she, as a 12-year-old, perceived grief, as well as how each of the three cousins dealt with it.
Rita Richardson
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book and hoping there will be additional ones soon!! Laughed and cried and did not want it to end.
Nancy Merrow
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sweet, enjoyable book and a quick read. Castiglione deals with grief and loss in a very realistic, down-to-earth manner. Not too sappy, but there were a few tears streaming here and there.
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Erika is a writer and teacher's assistant. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, her two sons, and their dog, Pippin. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in English. Since that time, she has also lived in China, Georgia, and Massachusetts.