Written by Newbery Medalist, National Book Award winner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award recipient, and author of Bridge to Terabithia.
Vinnie Matthews needs a real lifesaver–on that will bring her father back to life and let her family go home. Living with Grandma means having to be responsible for her little brother, Mason, who refuses to speak, and ignoring the kids who ask why he’s so crazy. Then Vinnie meets Lupe, the mysterious “flip-flop girl” who only wears orange flip-flops on her feet. Lupe is strong, confisent, and even more of an outsact than Vinnie. She’s just teh type of friends Vinnie needs, if only Vinnie can ignore the rumora about Lupe’s past.
Katherine Paterson is a legendary children’s books author whose work has garnered many awards, including two Newbery medals (Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981), two National Book Awards (The Master Puppeteer in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins in 1979), and the Laura… More about Katherine Paterson
* “Resembles some of Paterson’s most affecting books, such as Bridge to Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins. . . . All readers will know more about themselves when they get to the conclusion of this powerful story.”