Pianist Liza Cantrell is out of eighth grade, but into what? Does she stay on Wilkes Island for high school, or go to a Seattle music conservatory for gifted teens? The question haunts Liza as she helps on her family herb farm and pitches in with the new Wilkes Island Discovery Camp for inner-city kids, while following her grandmother and mother’s lives at the same age in a magical family diary. More
Sooner, not later, she must make a choice—to stay or to go.
The blue ribbon marker in Liza Cantrell’s mysterious diary is close to the back cover. Since last summer, Liza has written about the joys, sorrows and fun of life at Rosemary Ridge, while learning one page turn at a time about those of her mother and grandmother when they were thirteen. Before her last entry, Liza has to decide: Join the freshman class at Wilkes Island High with friends Holly, Megan and Trace, or live in Seattle through the week with the Stirling family, attending a high school music conservatory. It could be the chance of a lifetime! Liza’s brown tabby Houdini looks on with wise golden eyes, but holds his tongue. Liza will have to speak for herself.