Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 8X4.4110893
"A glowing book...An enthralling journey to a gratifying end."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
The Tillerman kids' mother just left them one day in a car in a mall parking lot. Their father, too, had left them a long time ago. So, as usual, it was up to thirteen-year-old Dicey, the eldest of four, to take care of everything, make all the decisions, feed them, find places to sleep. But above all, Dicey would have to make sure to avoid the authorities who would split them up and place them in foster homes. Deep down, she hoped they could find an adult they could trust, someone who would take them in and love them. But she was afraid it was too much to hope for....
"Fantastic...Dicey's strength and courage carry the story."
THE BALTIMORE SUN
Hardcover
Published on March 6, 2012 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
4 Book Reviews
  • canchl
    canchlabout 2 months55 stars
    I loved this book but I wish I could take an A.R test on it, but because my level is 5.0 to a 13.0. But I feel like some words were complex enough to bump it higher than a 4.4.
    • tata12about 10 years
      this is a rilly good book i have seen the movie but the book is better
      • bffashtonmc
        bffashtonmcover 10 years55 stars
        And more stars I couldn't put it down (after I got it from the library). But I mean seriously this is such a good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • kattykat
          kattykatover 10 years55 stars
          omg this is the best book any body could read i read it this year and it is awsome read the back because i dont want to spoil the best book ever written dont let the size of 312 pages fool you there are 6 more books to read after this one