Annie is the youngest of nine children. Instead of being condemned to the bottom of the pecking order, she wants to carve out place for herself in the world. But it`s hard to find your destiny when the only thing you`re good at is being cheerful.
Annie is learning that its difficult to be Annie, period, and not just because her clothes are worn-out hand-me-downs, and she suffers from a crippling case of dyslexia, but also because there are secrets in her life no one in her family is willing to face.
This book is suitable for readers between 8 and 12 years of age.
This middle-grade novel tells a story of a family of nine kids and one very dark secret. Josie Angelini presents a story about a resilient girl who, in spite of many hardships, can still find light in the darkest of places.
Josephine Angelini is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. Originally from Massachusetts, she is a farmer’s daughter, and the youngest of eight. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. Her debut series, Starcrossed, Dreamless, and Goddess, (Harper Teen) are all international bestsellers and have garnered the praise of various major publications, including the LA Times, and have twice won the Reader’s Choice Awards in Germany. Her second series, the Worldwalker Trilogy (Trial by Fire, Firewalker, Witch’s Pyre) published by Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan) are also international bestsellers. Her latest novel, What She found in the Woods, is due out July 25th in the UK, and in the Fall of 2020 in the US.