Things go okay until Willie gets a "blood disease" and the girls realize she's dying. Sally withdraws into herself and Eddie doesn't know how to deal with the sadness or help her friend.
This is a beautifully written novel. Although 5th graders would be capable of reading it, I think and older reader would appreciate it more.
If the kids like it, it's a YES. Strong MAYBE, until we get kid feedback.
Reading: Don't know yet
On My Nightstand: Plenty to choose from