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Love can be a trouble word for some people. Crazy is also a trouble word.

I should know.

You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry Potter, she spends her time writing letters to Atticus Finch. She collects trouble words in her diary. Her best friend is a plant. And she's never known her mother, who left when Sarah was two.

Since then, Sarah and her dad have moved from one small Texas town to another, and not one has felt like home.

Everything changes when Sarah launches an investigation into her family's Big Secret. She makes unexpected new friends and has her first real crush, and instead of a "typical boring Sarah Nelson summer," this one might just turn out to be extraordinary.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on August 20, 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316210587
ISBN-13: 9780316210584
6 Book Reviews
  • yy2134
    yy2134over 6 years55 stars
    This book is a really cool book that tells of a girl who's mother is a psycho. She must live her life with this fact every single day. Be sure to read this book cause it's awesome.
    • strowbridge
      strowbridgealmost 7 years55 stars
      MAKE A MOVIE I love this book it would be more amazing if I can watch it. READ THE BOOK AND YOU'LL WANT A MOVIE TOO. This book is really actually 500 stars but they forgot to put on there
      • someoneover 7 years
        you should make a movie! it would be amazing!!!❤️
        • someoneover 7 years
          i love it its amazing
          • rozeb
            rozebabout 8 years44 stars
            The book is about a girl and her mom is crazy. And she isn't using the term lightly. Her dad's best friend is Jim Beam(a type of beer), and Sarah is thinking that she has sure signs of crazy. Of course, she doesn't, but she has convinced herself that she does. Her dad is going to ship her off to her grandparents house, like he does every summer, but she convinces him to let her stay at her friend Charlotte's house while her dad is at work. Meanwhile, Charlotte has a boyfriend who is taking up all her attention, and Sarah develops a crush on Charlotte's brother. This is a really great book!
            • rozeb
              rozebabout 8 years44 stars
              This was an awesome book! I loved it!