Addie's life is hard: Her parents are recently divorced, she's just moved to a lonely trailer in downtown Schenectady, and her mother is extremely moody and unpredictable and often disappears for days on end. Addie catches glimpses of a normal life when she visits her stepfather and half-sisters in a big house they're fixing up. But she doesn't dare hope that something really good might happen to her. In spite of the realities of her life, she maintains an enviable optimism and manages to find happiness in the small moments and special people who care for her. Her attitude is an inspiration and a gift. In the end, Addie's patience is rewarded in a surprising twist that will touch readers' hearts.
This is an Advance Reading Copy, also known as an Advance Reader’s Edition, Uncorrected Proof or Unbound Manuscript. ARCs may differ from the final book in some of the text, and if there are pictures or illustrations, they generally are not included.
Its release date is February 5, 2008. It retails for $16.99 and is recommended for ages 10 and up. This softcover advance edition is 290 pages and measures approximately 5" x 7". It has "store" written on the bottom edge. Many people consider these pre-release books to be first editions. It is unread and in brand new condition other than the edge mark.