At thirteen, Debbie witnessed her mothers fatal car accident. It was only the beginning of a very rough year for her. Debbie began daydreaming more and more as a way to deal with the grief and sadness of losing her mother. Her best friend Wendy stayed by her side as much as possible to shield her from cruel things an ex friend would say. Slowly Debbie begins to adjust and she is able to smile and laugh again.
A good book for the pre-teen in your life. They will relate well to the characters and the angst they suffer. It could take place in any school in any country in the world.
I found some issues. It's written in a confusing way, that is it's written in first person through all three story lines. I found it difficult at times to tell which characters life you were in the middle of. It's very long winded too. Many things didn't need as much detail as they had and readers would have understood just the same.
I gave this one 3 cheers out of 5 because it just didn't quite measure up to a universal preteen read.