This is a very sad and funny book about a girl, named Ashley, that looses her parents and slowly separates from her brother. Ashley gets transferred from one family to another while the police are trying to figure out whether her mom can take Ashley or should they put her up for adoption. This book also tells of how Ashley feels over time as she starts to grow up. It must be harsh to learn the evils of the world at such a young age. She does some silly things at some families houses which add interest to the reading. The police choose to put her up for adoption in the end. She slowly starts to grow up and learn to stand on her own. I really enjoyed reading this book because it was amusing and at times I could relate to the authors view of things. This story is good reminder of the moral, if life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. If you like touching stories with a bit of humor then this is the story for you.
Reviewed by Dhruv P.