I must admit, I went into this with few expectations. This is not a typical read for me and I did not know what to expect. What I got was a beautiful, heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and friendship. And I loved it.
The story follows ten-year-old Raymie Clarke, a girl determined to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. The reason or this is that her father has just left home with a dental hygienist, and she believes that if her father sees her in the paper he will come back home.