Family changes bring plenty to dislike — and a chance to grow into acceptance — as a spirited girl speaks her mind with honesty and wit.
Sarah Simpson’s Rules for Living: 1. Don’t lie. 2. Don’t trust anybody but cats. 3. Don’t expect happy endings. 4. Drink skim milk. 5. Avoid blondes.
Sarah Simpson loves to make lists. She has lists of the things she doesn’t like about her father’s new wife and her mother’s new boyfriend, and reasons why life is just plain unfair. But through new friendships, a school play, and adjusted relationships, Sarah begins to realize that change might not be such a horrible thing — and that families come in all shapes and sizes. Is it time for Sarah Simpson’s REVISED Rules for Living?
About the Author
Rebecca Rupp is the author The Dragon of Lonely Island, The Return of the Dragon, The Waterstone, and Journey to the Blue Moon. She lives Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Written as witty, off-the-cuff journal entries, this inviting novel takes preadolescent angst and doses it with pure heart. —Publishers Weekly (starred review)