Patricia "Sweet Pea" DiMarco wasn't sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce. She never could have imagined that they would have the "brilliant" idea of living in nearly identical houses on the same street. In the one house between them lives their eccentric neighbor Miss Flora Mae, the famed local advice columnist behind "Miss Flora Mae I?"
Dividing her time between two homes is not easy. And it doesn't help that at school, Sweet Pea is now sitting right next to her ex-best friend, Kiera, a daily reminder of the friendship that once was. Things might be unbearable if Sweet Pea didn't have Oscar — her new best friend — and her fifteen-pound cat, Cheese.
Then one day Flora leaves for a trip and asks Sweet Pea to forward her the letters for the column. And Sweet Pea happens to recognize the handwriting on one of the envelopes.... The first middle grade novel from Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin', is a funny, heartwarming story perfect kids will love.
"Sweet Pea’s first-person narration is endearing and funny while her oblivious self-absorption on certain topics lets readers figure out connections first.... An excellent blend of eccentricity, humor, genuine sweetness, and mild drama." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||Oct 1, 2019|
|Publisher||Balzer + Bray|