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True: Delly Pattison likes surpresents (presents that are a surprise). The day the Boyds come to town, Delly's sure a special surpresent is on its way. But lately, everything that she thinks will be good and fun turns into trouble. She's never needed a surpresent more than now.

True: Brud Kinney wants to play basketball like nothing anybody's ever seen. When the Boyds arrive, though, Brud meets someone who plays like nothing he's ever seen.

True: Ferris Boyd isn't like anyone Delly or Brud have ever met. Ferris is a real mysturiosity (an extremely curious mystery).

True: Katherine Hannigan's first novel since her acclaimed Ida B is a compelling look at the ways friendships and truths are discovered.

It's all true ( . . . sort of).

Paperback, 384 pages
Published on April 24, 2012 by Greenwillow Books
ISBN-10: 0061968757
ISBN-13: 9780061968754
13 Book Reviews
  • lov
    lovThursday, February 8, 2018 at 5:07 pm44 stars
    This book is about a kid who gets in trouble a lot. Not purposely, she wants to do what is right. However when she tries to do good that means going to officer Tidbits. That happens until she see's that her supresent is a boy! Or that's what she thought.
    • ley2006bookTuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9:21 am
      This is fantastic!I love this book.
      • hummingbird1
        hummingbird1Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:05 am
        Wow. This is an unbelievably amazing book. The relationship between two totally different people, Delly and Ferris is so touching. I hope you read this book!!
        • jonathan1234
          jonathan1234Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 10:08 am55 stars
          this book is great, you should all read it. Even though we are reading it the class
          • bchelenp
            bchelenpMonday, October 5, 2015 at 8:06 pm44 stars
            This book is great you should all read it. Even though we are reading it in class it is easier to understand when you read it by yourself. Also you could read it over. Good book defiantly read it.
            • futbol0329
              futbol0329Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:54 am55 stars
              Its a really great book, also kind of sad too. It was amazing overall though.
              • 00022939
                00022939Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 5:28 am55 stars
                this book is so cool
                • sophers
                  sophersMonday, June 16, 2014 at 9:09 am
                  i loved this book!!!
                  • haasjm
                    haasjmThursday, October 17, 2013 at 10:20 am55 stars
                    This is a amazing book about finding friendship and that sometimes presents take time. i recommend this book to any readers who like to read books form perspectives that you don't really think about.
                    • cutie22013
                      cutie22013Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm55 stars
                      AMAZING BOOK!!!!!