"An additional subplot follows both Bree's budding romance with a classmate, Ashton, who shares parent problems, and her friendship issues with two girlfriends, but even the inclusion of these typical tween issues fails to elevate the novel beyond average. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Only child Bree, 12 years old, feels all but abandoned by her career-driven parents: Her father is a writer who travels a great deal, and her mother is a broadcast journalist hoping to move up to an anchor position.
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