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A Sudden Change of Family

All summer, Katy has been looking forward to vacationing at Whitmarsh Point. The whole Whitmarsh family lives there: Katy's grandmother and all her aunts, uncles, and cousins. Katy especially looks forward to the traditional family lobster bakes and "bailer wars." So it is a shock when Katy and her cousin Julie accidentally discover that Katy's mother was privately adopted and doesn't even know it! Suddenly, Katy is no longer related to the Whitmarshes and her mother wants nothing more to do with them. In the middle of the night, Mom takes Katy and drives to Pennsylvania, where she hopes to find her "real" family.

"With a number of subplots certain to have relevance for many young readers, this humorous, comforting novel is sure to please preteens." - School Library Journal
 "The straightforward plot has likable characters...and the story goes down smoothly." - Kirkus Reviews