Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus …

Publisher: Yearling
Imagine being Camille McPhee. She has low blood sugar, so she carries extra food in a cooler. Would you want to do that?

Didn't think so.

And you wouldn’t want to fall under the school bus. That happened to Camille too!
Her cat, Checkers, is lost. And her best friend, Sally, moved to Japan.

It would be hard to stay optimistic, right? But Camille is what her mom calls HOPEFUL. Because really? There are plenty of things to be positive about:

gifted reading
a nonsqueaky mattress
eating banned foods
the big blue butterfly

Even making a new friend. Imagine that!


Starred Review, School Library Journal, November 2009:
"This book about friendship and loss kindly teaches that life is pretty much what one is willing to make of it."

Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2009:
"At heart, Camille’s a survivor, 'born with the power to bounce back,' which she does with surprising panache and hope in this touching debut."

From the Hardcover edition.