Loved, loved, loved this book. This is the kind of children's book I would like to write. It deals with a lot of tough stuff without weighing the reader down. This is a the kind of book that I love to read aloud to kids. Naomi is a plucky little heroine with a big heart. The cast of supporting characters were superbly written and the story keeps you hooked from page one. This a great example of middle grade fiction.