Amalee s world is out of order. She s used to things being all over the place, because of the frequent presence of her father s bantering, bickering group of friends. But now everything is a big question mark. School isn t what it used to be, and Amalee s not really sure she likes her friends anymore. Life is a mystery that s weighing her down. Then Amalee s dad becomes seriously ill, and life becomes even more complicated. The world quiets to a whisper... until Amalee finds help from some very unexpected places. A poignant, funny debut... readers will be charmed by Williams eccentric, lovable characters and her sharp observations about the world of both middle-schoolers and adults. Booklist An uplifting story that will grab young readers. Horn Book"