Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.3
Lexile Measure®: 690L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
Type of Book: Chapter Book
- Realistic Fiction
- Pride and Self-Esteem
- Friends and Friendship
- Understanding Self and Others
About This Book
Natalie Wallis thought she'd be spending her summer riding her bike around and around her block — but that was before she met her quirky new neighbor, Annie Beckett. Before long, Annie is revealing the hiding place beneath her porch, the dead bird she keeps in her pocket, and the details of her mother's death.
Natalie and Annie become fast friends, and soon, they've hatched a plan to spy on their neighbors, using the inscrutable code names Elvis and Olive. Spying is the most fun Natalie's ever had — but are some things best kept secret?
"Watson has penned a satisfying friendship story with drama and humor in fine balance." — Kirkus Reviews
"Watson's debut is a solid exploration of friendship and self-confidence themes that are so important to middle-grade girls." — Booklist