Katherine Hannigan offers a compelling look at the ways friendship and truth are discovered. This novel is filled with the sort of eccentric characters and quirky surprises that no middle-school reader can resist. Delly Pattison likes surpresents (presents that are a surprise). The day the Boyds come to town, Delly is sure a special surpresent has arrived. Ferris Boyd isn't like anyone Delly has ever met. She's is a real mysturiosity (an extremely curious mystery). And it's clear she's got secrets that nobody knows — especially not Delly...or at least not yet. Will she turn out to be the kind of surprising friend Delly has been waiting for, or just more trouble on the way?