Twelve-year-old Annabel thought Christmas break was going to be amazing. She’d planned to stay home in New York City with her best friend and do traditional things like go ice-skating in Rockefeller Center, hit the after-Christmas sale at Bloomingdale’ s, and scream with the TRL crowd at MTV in Times Square. But when her best friend bails, Annabel’s mom decides it’s high time Annabel visit her father and his new family in Australia.
Annabel is not pleased about traveling around the world to meet “the steps”–twelve-year-old fashion-disaster stepsister, five-year-old stepbrother, and baby half sister–but she’s not going to waste this chance to steal her father back.
People often ask me why I decided to become a writer, and my answer is simple: I became a writer because I had to do something with all the voices in my head, or I’d go crazy. Fiction writing seemed… More about Rachel Cohn
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Published by Listening Library (Audio) Mar 11, 2003| 180 Minutes| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780807215609