Suddenly, Alex Vandershoot is going through a lot of changes, losing her first tooth, and facing her family's move to California from Texas. As her parents become preoccupied with the move, and her older siblings appear unfazed by the change, Alex turns to a new confidant, the Tooth Fairy. Through her earnest correspondence, Alex embraces the magic of the fairy while coping with her transition. ""Why do grown ups think it doesn't matter what they say to kids?"" she asks; Alex expresses herself in a charming and authentic way, and the Tooth Fairy's responses are pensive, heartfelt, and fun. Readers in the know will appreciate the creative adult-child communication and picture Alex's parents grappling to smooth her adjustment; others will settle for believing, as Alex does, in magic.