It was nice that Ella's parents were supportive, even if her mother relied a bit too much on meatloaf for family dinners! There was a lot of gentle humor in this book, both at home and at school. The issues with friends were realistic as well.
This will be a popular choice for readers who enjoy realistic fiction. I wish the cover and title were a little more upbeat, but that shouldn't dissuade fans of realistic school stories from picking this one up!