What a sweet and poignant book–but what would you expect from the amazing Kate DiCamillo. If you’ve read her middle grade novel Raymie Nightingale, you’ll remember Louisiana Elefante’s as one of the trio of girl’s who spin that book into action. Well, now Louisiana has her own story. It takes place a little bit after Raymie Nightingale, and begins when Louisiana’s grandmother ensconces away with Louisiana in the middle of the night. I don’t want to give too much away, but this it is a wild ride! One with Characteristic DiCamillo wit, but also with characteristic DiCamillo heartbreak. Still, there is always hope in DiCamillo’s world–and there is hope here–hope and forgiveness and resilience. This is a story that will stay with you for a long time.