This is a well-written book and seems especially appropriate for young girls who are dealing with their parents’ divorce. Wren Jo Byrd has so many unresolved feelings and unanswered questions. She has little idea what to expect because she has no experience with divorce, of course, and she hopes, as many people do, that it’s only temporary. As a result, rather than explaining things to everyone, she instead pretends that all is well. The problem with ignorance is often that you don’t know what you don’t know.
So instead of talking things out with others, she withdraws as one lie spins into another, and her life splits to two different homes.When she finally confesses to her friends what has been going on with her, she finds them both compassionate and understanding, which helps her — and the reader — learn that just because you are ignorant of a given situation, not knowing what to expect, it doesn’t mean others will be uncertain or uncaring. Rather, they may be able to provide valuable support and insight. Learning to reach out to others when they are in need is something many children — and adults — need to learn, and I am happy to see this warm book sharing that message so well.