Once Dani and her family reach New York City things don't seem to be getting any easier. Dani's father is still upset and angry. Being at a new school is taking it's toll on Dani as well. Just the language barrier is hard enough! However, she meets a new friend, Jon and things start to change. Dani starts to learn things about her fellow classmates and realizes that they are not so different after all. When Brian, a boy at school that Dani likes, starts paying more attention to her, she finds it in herself to heal and forgive.
This book was fantastic. I love how down to earth Dani is and how honest and loyal she is. I did not want to put this book down. Sarah Darer Littman has a writing style that takes the reader into her world and makes them feel like they are actually there beside the characters. My heart ached for Dani and her family during their struggles, and my heart sang when they were able to overcome them. This book also opened my eyes to the culture barrier that we have here. It makes me want to go back to high school and seek out people who may be struggling and be a better friend to them. After all, we never know what people are going through do we? A fantastic read for anyone, I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. I cannot wait to read more of her books.