Jake is a tough kid who has been kicked out of every foster home he’s been to. It should be easy to survive the Applewhites -- a family of (mostly) quirky artists, right?
- Read-Aloud Interest Level: Late Elementary to Middle School
- Independent Reading Level: 5.5
Note from Sarah: this book contains some mention of unsavory behavior (like smoking cigarettes and getting in fist fights– one of the main characters is a rough kid with a rough childhood, so things like this are a part of the story)… I read (and loved) the book with my older elementary kids and enjoyed having conversations around those topics with them as we went. But. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. ;)