Interest Level: 3-6
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What would you do if you found out your mother wanted to move you away from your family and friends? What would you do if you found out that the land your dad gave you is about to be taken away because your mom can't afford the taxes on it? Would you think to build a tiny house on it? I wouldn't, but Lou was determined to do just that. Lou is the top of her woodworking class and is great at making projects. When Lou's mom decides that they need to move so that she can get a better job, Lou is devastated because she does not want to move away from her large Filipino family and her best friends. Lou and her friends devise a plan to sneak out to the property that her dad left her before he died and build a tiny house. She thought that maybe if her and her mom had a place to call their own, then she wouldn't want to move. She also thought that if someone lived on the land then the government wouldn't be able to take it away. Lou is so adamant about getting this tiny house built that she breaks rules and possibly breaks friendships. Read this amazing book to find out if Lou gets to stay with her family and friends or if she has to move away. Read this amazing book to find out if she gets to keep her father's property or if she loses it to the state. Also read this amazing book to find out if maybe she might even make a new friend in the process of all of this and if she ever gets her tiny house built.
This is such a heartwarming story of family and friendship. This is such a feel-good story about a girl who is full of determination and won't let anything get in her way. This is a must read story for anyone, kids and adults!
I am a K-6 librarian who is also a book and author nerd.