Messy breakup at prom,
Dad’s selling the house,
No joy in her future…
Finding her late mom’s “Twelve adventures before twelfth grade” list shakes up Emily as she faces a boring summer while her best friend works away at camp…for a whole month.
Mom loved playing community benefit bingo, thought luck brightened the world, left a huge hole in their hearts when she died of cancer 3 years ago.
Why is now the time to sell the house they shared with Mom?
As Dad downsizes what Mom left behind, where will their memories go?
Can Emily become lucky again?
Her parents’ best friend from high school has just moved back to this small Pennsylvania town with his daughter Blake, same age as Emily.
Maybe she can help Emily break out of her prom-disaster gloom as they work on the list:
1.Get a tattoo (really, Mom?)
9. Buy a book in another language (in this little town?)
12. Kiss J.C. (wait, those aren’t Dad’s initials…)
Small steps seem like huge leaps, but if the bucket list worked for Mom, Emily has to try it!
What small steps have helped you cope with big losses?