The Year My Parents Ruined My Life by Martha Freeman

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Twelve-year-old Kate has her entire world turned upside-down when she has to move from California to snowy Pennsylvania, where she tries to adjust to a new climate, a new school, and new friends.
 

About Martha Freeman

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Martha Freeman is the author of Stink Bomb Mom, a comic novel for children. She wrote and edited hundreds of articles for newspapers and magazines before tiring of real life and returning to fiction. A native Californian, she now lives in State College, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.
 
Published October 1, 1997 by Holiday House. 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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An eye-catching title guarantees that readers will gravitate to this novel, which takes on the time-honored topic of moving--this time, from sunny California to dismal, snowy Belletoona, just outside Pittsburgh.

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Away from her native California, 12-year-old Kate Sommers comes up against some unnerving twists of fate.

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While Kate remains center stage as the sympathetic heroine, minor characters provide a colorful backdrop: for instance, Kate's mother, a successful career woman, unexpectedly turns domestic and Kate's father gets sued by the principal of her school.

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