Newbery Honor medalist Ann M. Martin's "unforgettable" (Booklist, starred) family story.
In 1963, Ellie's mother, Doris Day Dingman, was crowned the Bosetti Beauty at Mr. Bosetti's supermarket, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the Dingmans began to fall apart." So begins 11-yr-old Eleanor Roosevelt Dingman's story. Ellie, who is about to start 6th grade in the small town of Spectacle, NY, is the oldest child in her off-center family. Her father works construction jobs, while her mother, Doris, has only one dream - to become a rich and famous actress. But when that dream leads to Doris's abandonment of the family, it is Ellie who is called upon to take charge.
OMG!!! You've got to read this book!
I read this book and fell in love with it! You really want to keep reading it! It end a bit sad but ou realize that wat happens is best. I think everyone should read this awesome story. You've got to read this!
I have the book and it is very inspiring. I love the book and wondering hoe it's like to be Ellie
this was okay, i would recomend it