Author: Heather Hepler
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (September 17, 2009)
My Rating: 3 out of 5
Penny Lane was forced to move from the city to Hog's Hollow. Penny isn't thrilled about this, and is convinced it's just a stage her mom is going through, that soon she'll be back in the city, back to her old life and things will be back the way they were before.
Penny gets stuck helping her mom at a birthday party for a girl her age, and when things go wrong Penny knows that she's in the wrong town. It's because of the massive mishap that happens at this party, that Penny's life is made miserable when school starts.
With the help of some new friends, Tally, Blake and the mysterious guy who runs on the beach with his dog Sam, Penny learns that life is what you make out of it.
Look at the cover! It's one of the most delicious covers I've seen in a long time. The cupcakes look so amazing. And Penny's full name: Penny Lane, so genius.
If I was younger, I would have loved this book. That being said, it was a great read. It would be an amazing read for anyone who is going through a tough time with their parents, since Penny's parents are in the middle of a separation. It really showed how much a tween needs someone to talk too, and what an open line of communication will help.