It's summertime, and thirteen-year-old Nina Ross is feeling kind of lost. Her beloved grandma died last year; her parents work all the time; her brother's busy; and her best friend is into clothes, makeup, and boys. While Nina doesn't know what "her thing" is yet, it's definitely not shopping and makeup. And it's not boys, either. Though . . . has Eli, the boy next door, always been so cute?
This summer, Nina decides to change things. She hatches a plan. There are sixty-five days of summer. Every day, she'll anonymously do one small but remarkable good thing for someone in her neighborhood, and find out: does doing good actually make a difference? Along the way, she discovers that her neighborhood, and her family, are full of surprises and secrets.
In this bighearted, sweetly romantic novel, things may not turn out exactly as Nina expects. They might be better.
Finalist for the Golden Sower Award (Nebraska)
Nominated for the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards
Nominated for the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (Florida)
About the Author
MICHELE WEBER HURWITZ grew up in a suburb of Chicago and still lives in the same area with her husband and three children. Her first novel, Calli Be Gold, was on the Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year list (Outstanding Merit). This is her first YA novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A sweet story that helps readers make the realization that they can change the world in small unnoticed steps, there may be hardships but you shouldn't let that detere you. Five stars for this book!!!:)
I read this book in one day and then i read it again. I love how it shows that if one girl can make a bunch of small differences for her community everyone can make big differences in the world. This author also has another book called callie be gold. Another that i would strongly recomend for middle schoolers who want to make a little difference.
I loved it!