Wish on all the Stars
But then she learns that the bookmobile is going to have to shut down. The owner of the parking lot wants to start charging rent, and soon the bookmobile won't be able to stay in business.
The Starry Beach Club comes up with different ways to save their favorite store, but none seem to work. But then Emma gets the idea to have a crafts fair...and she wants Juliet to sell her paintings! Juliet is nervous, and isn't sure whether she's ready to put herself on display. Meanwhile, Carmen is feeling anxious about the possibility of her mother being deported. Will Juliet be able to be brave for herself and for Carmen?
Juliet and Miranda's struggles with acclimating to a new town, finding their niche, and dealing with the new reality after their parents' divorce is helpful. The parents support each other, and the father makes an effort to visit the girls in their new home so he can be part of their lives. The girls are also helpful around the house and don't make life too difficult for their busy mother.
Realistic fiction with friend drama is always popular with tween readers, and Schroeder's works are a go-to, along with titles like Lety Out Loud by Cervantes, 11 Before 12 by Greenwald, and the Swirl novels published by Sky Pony Press.