On her thirteenth birthday, Summer Haas scratches the lottery ticket her mom tucked into her birthday card and the down-on-their-luck family become instant millionaires. Then the attention gets crazy in their small Illinois town, and the family moves north to 'disappear' in the Chicago suburbs. Summer's new home might as well be on the Moon, it's so different from where she used to live. Suddenly, Summer is a candidate for student council, trades her t-shirt and jeans for mall-brand clothes, and throws a party for her entire grade even though she didn't invite a single guest. Everyone wants Summer to be someone other than herself, including the super-popular Suri who Summer hopes will be her new best friend. There's Mara who wants Summer to forget about competing with her for third base when softball season comes. And Summer just wants to avoid Dink and Anna even though she has more in common with them than she wants to admit. But when Mara discovers how Summer's family made their millions, and threatens to tell the whole school, Summer needs a friend more than ever. Can Summer fit in AND stay true to herself?
- 133.35 x 203.2 x 17.53mm | 385.55g
- 28 May 2014
- Dawn Malone
- Illustrations, black and white
About Dawn Malone
A former newspaper reporter, Dawn Malone now writes exclusively for children. She also substitute teaches, conducts writing workshops for youth through a community education program, and is an expert dog walker at the local animal shelter. Dawn lives in central Illinois with her husband, three children, and the pets they've brought home which she now takes care of. When she's not writing, she also can be found reading, biking, and fighting the weedy gardens in her yard. BINGO SUMMER is her first novel. She blogs regularly at Here's the Story, http: //dawnmalone.blogspot.com