"Allie McGregor's list of problems is longer than movie credits. House renovations have forced Allie to share her room with mouse-loving little sister, Sarah. Her dad, Will, calls Allie 'The Hormonal One' during his popular radio program. Her brother, Riley, is just plain gross. Her best friend Lou is fighting with Allie's new friend, Romy. Oh, and Allie's mum has cancer."
When I first picked this book up at the library, I thought it would be like one of those little girl books; after all, I'd picked it up in the Junior section.
But as I read on, I realized this book was not what I'd judged it to be.
Teenager Allie McGregor learns that in life, you have choices. Sometimes you make the right choice; sometimes you don't.
Her life is tough; Allie isn't sure who her true friends are, her mum is getting frail and weak from the chemo, her brothers and sisters just won't leave her alone -- and her dad seems to love making fun of her.
Even though Allie makes some wrong choices -- many good things happen because of it. When I say "Good" I don't mean she made any money, or got a boyfriend -- actually, she lost a guy who she liked because she was innocent.
I don't want to give anything away, but in the end, Allie realizes what she needs to do to be her true self; to show her true colours.
You have to read this book; I highly reccommend it.
And you know what? You can find this book at your local library; so I think it'd be a great book for our book study; which starts...hmm, how about on Wednesday, for us Australian's? That'd be Tuesday for American's, I'm pretty sure :)
Awesome! So, check out the book, and see what you think!