Synopses & Reviews
Buddy's life has never been easy -- between caring for Reenie, her younger sister born with Down's Syndrome, and watching her parents struggle to pay the bills, she barely has time for normal teenage worries. But when her parents decide to sell their house and move the family to a dilapidated old farm, Buddy thinks pigs will fly before she's happy again. The old farmhouse, however, holds some surprising secrets that may make Buddy realize just how rich her family is.
The story is enjoyable and inspiring. -- Horn Book
Well-written and engaging.... A down-to-earth yet upbeat story. -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
The many serious issues flow smoothly from the strength of Wood's solid characters toward a realistic resolution. No happy ending here, but sure enough, there are possibilities. -- School Library Journal