Reviewed by JL (age 8)
In the beginning of the story I felt very sad. A girl who moved to a new state was lonely. She had no mother and no friends. Her dad was usually too busy to be around to help her. I felt very sorry for the girl. I can't imagine myself without my friends and my mother.
I felt happier towards the middle. Opal met people and made friends. She planned to throw a party. All her friends could meet and become friends as well. It is important to have friends because they are there for you when you're sad. I have a friend named James. If I ever feel left out, he always invites me to play. I can see why Opal felt happy that she made new friends.
I recommend this story for people who like sad stories. You'll be on the edge of your seat! It's such a great book you'll want to read it over, and over, and over again! Prepare to be blown away by this book!