A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Elizabeth Garton SCANLON
Publisher: Beach Lane
Year Reviewed:: 2016
Review: Ivy Green's life has turned upside down since her mother left to supposedly follow charismatic pastor "Hallelujah Dave" to Panhandle, Florida. Ivy and her father try hard to piece together their lives amid the loneliness and growing concern over mom's true whereabouts. Through a summer babysitting job, Ivy befriends a science "nerd" who dreams of becoming an astronaut. Their summer becomes a quest to see the Space Shuttle before that program is shut down -- and to find Ivy's mom.