Far from Fair

Far from FairFar from Fair
by Elana K. Arnold
Grades 5 & up

When Odette’s father takes a voluntary layoff, the family sells their house and keep only what they can fit into an RV. Odette is miserable — she has to leave all of friends, most of her belongings, and go on the road sharing a single cell phone with her family. They are making their way from Southern California up the coast to Orcas Island in Washington, where Grandma Sissy is very sick. Along the way Odette has plenty of time to think about the friendships she left behind and what the future will bring to her family. When they do finally arrive, they find Grandma Sissy much sicker than expected and some hard decisions must be made. Odette realizes that while life is far from fair, certain things do have a way of working out. It’s all in what you make of it. Recommended for grades 5 & up.

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