Some Kind of Happiness
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Finley Hart is sent to her grandparents' house for the summer, but her overwhelmingly sad days continue until she escapes into her writings, which soon turn mysteriously real as she realises she must save this magical world in order to save herself.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Kinship care; Divorce; Mental illness; Addiction; grandparents looking after grandchild; divorced parents; depression; anxiety; panic attacks; alcoholism
divorced mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2016, Finalist, Middle Grade Fiction
Edgar Allen Poe Awards, 2017, Nominee, Best Juvenile
trees; fire; house; relationships; fueds; secrets; fighting; children; forrest; stories; writing
Legrand, Claire, "Some Kind of Happiness" (2016). Diverse Families. 2004.