Thought for the day:
By Dianna Dorisi Winget
Harcourt Children’s, $16.99, 208 pages
Piper Lee DeLuna is about to get a new family. It’s not her idea; she’s happy when it’s just her and Mama. Piper Lee misses her father like crazy and thinks her mother has forgotten all about him, but Piper Lee believes he is coming back someday. After all, his body was never found. Now Mama has gone and fallen in love with Ben, and when the wedding takes place, it will be a package deal with Ben’s ten-year-old daughter Ginger. And Ginger is nothing short of annoying with her cheerleader stuff and wanting dress up and flounce her hair. All Piper Lee wants to do is fly a plane like her father did. She has a great idea to find Ginger’s mother and get her back on the scene. That should stop the wedding bells. While searching on line, she finds someone who claims to know something about her father, and she gives personal information to that person. And once she starts things rolling, it starts to resemble a runaway train.
Dianna Dorisi Winget creates a character with the pitch-perfect voice of a ten-year-old southern girl as well as a story that is a cautionary tale for all young people.
|Dianna Dorisi Winget|
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