Ophie Peeler feels so out-of-place in her new home, rainy, dull Oregon. She has to get used to her new house, new school, and new classmates. She has absolutely no friends, except for dorky Brittany Borg ("Hey there, Peeler!"). Ophie has always considered herself like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Glamorous, fabulous, and destined for fun and adventure, which she had with her old best friend Lizzy in California. So Ophie can't stand Oregon. Will Ophie finally realize that change isn't so bad? And why can't life be perfect for once?
Kathleen O'Dell, author of Agnes Parker: Girl In Progress has created a sweet and funny novel that would be ideal for 3-6 graders.