Macy Hollinquest is eleven years old, and don t count on her to change that anytime soon.
Her birthday is just days away, but she has no intention of turning twelve without her dad by her side. He d promised to be there for her big day, and yet he s been gone for months away after his discharge from the army, doing some kind of top secret, important work.
So Macy s staying eleven, no matter what that is, until she meets Ginger, a nice older lady who is searching for her missing dog. Ginger s dog search is the perfect cover for Macy s attempt to locate her dad. But her hunt puts her on a path to a head-on collision with the truth, where she discovers that knowing can sometimes be a heavy burden. And that change, when finally accepted, comes with an unexpected kind of grace.
Mary Penney s earnest, heartfelt story of change, loss, and new beginnings will resonate with young readers on the cusp of new beginnings, and stay in their hearts long after it s done."e;