Another middle grade book that is very worth looking at. Shannon and her family have been doing everything, and I mean everything, so that her mother will have a sibling for Shannon, another child for the family. Because of the hopes rising and frequently dashed life is pretty difficult at home. Finally Shannon’s mother holds the pregnancy and all seems great.

Shannon is the marvellous protagonist and narrator of this book as she is forced to go to a church camp when she doesn’t believe in God and to find some understanding about what her family is going through. It is delightfully unexpected.

My sister had a similarly handicapped son. I thought I understood what she went through. Maybe I did, a bit, maybe alot. But I never thought about the older siblings.

Well done Brenda Baker.

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