Roll with It

Roll with It

By Jamie Sumner

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“A big-hearted story that’s as sweet as it is awesome.” —R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder

In the tradition of Wonder and Out of My Mind, this big-hearted middle grade debut tells the story of an irrepressible girl with cerebral palsy whose life takes an unexpected turn when she moves to a new town.

Ellie’s a girl who tells it like it is. That surprises some people, who see a kid in a wheelchair and think she’s going to be all sunshine and cuddles. The thing is, Ellie has big dreams: She might be eating Stouffer’s for dinner, but one day she’s going to be a professional baker. If she’s not writing fan letters to her favorite celebrity chefs, she’s practicing recipes on her well-meaning, if overworked, mother.

But when Ellie and her mom move so they can help take care of her ailing grandpa, Ellie has to start all over again in a new town at a new school. Except she’s not just the new kid—she’s the new kid in the wheelchair who lives in the trailer park on the wrong side of town. It all feels like one challenge too many, until Ellie starts to make her first-ever friends. Now she just has to convince her mom that this town might just be the best thing that ever happened to them!
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9781534442559
ISBN-10: 1534442553
Published on 10/1/2019
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 256

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I really liked it because it talks about the difficulty of moving houses and meeting new people even though you're in a wheelchair. In the book, I think she has Cerebral Palsy, which has put her into a wheelchair.

Ellie has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. Her parents are divorced, she lives in Tennessee, dreams of becoming a baker, and her grandpa has dementia. So, she and her mother move into Oklahoma at A trailer Park, which is where her grandparents live. Ellie misses Tennessee but makes friends with Bert and Coralee. She likes it there. But when her mother thinks about moving back, Ellie plans to stops her and succeeds. Read this open and heartwarming story to know more !