It is the summer before eighth grade and Marley’s world has been turned upside down. Her father and mother are separated. Her mother has gone to visit old friends and Marley has to live with her Dad whose house is in a different neighborhood. To make matters worse, her best friends for forever are both going to theater camp and are making new friends and not including her. When she is invited to a pool party at her friend’s house she decides that this is the perfect opportunity to do the water balloon blitz that the friends have been springing on each other for years. But this time her friends’ reactions are not surprise and delight as Marley anticipated. They are angry and embarrassed at her juvenile behavior.
Marley has a tough summer ahead of her but there is a cute boy next door who seems to like her, her father is working at reconnecting with her, and the job that her father arranged for her, a nightmare caring for difficult twin girls, uncovers a lot of quick thinking and creativity that Marley didn’t know she had. I liked Marley and you will too. Recommended for girls grades 5 and up.
Posted by: Fran