Twelve-year-old Olivia Hales has a foolproof plan for winning a million dollars so that she and her little sister, Berkeley, can leave behind Sunny Pines Trailer Park. But first she has to: fix the swamp cooler and make dinner and put Berkeley to bed because her mom is too busy to do all that; write another letter to her dad even though he hasn't written back yet; teach Berk the important stuff, like how to make chalk drawings, because they can't afford day care and Olivia has to stay home from school to watch her; petition her oddball neighbors for a circus spectacular, because there needs to be something to look forward to at dumb-bum Sunny Pines; become a super-secret spy to impress her new friend Bart; and enter a minimum of fourteen sweepstakes a day. Who knows? She may already be a winner!
Olivia has thought of everything... except herself. Who will take care of her when she needs it? Luckily, somewhere deep down between her small intestine and stomach is a tiny voice reminding her that sometimes people can surprise you -- and sometimes your family is right next door.
"Distinct, colorful, richly imaginative, thoroughly authentic, often hilarious, and frequently heartbreaking... Readers of this memorable novel will feel like winners, too." -- Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Author||Ann Dee Ellis|
|Publication Date||Jul 11, 2017|