Marooned in Manhattan
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
When twelve year old Evie's mother dies, she has to move to New York to live with her uncle, Scott. Evie wants to stay with her godmother in Ireland but reluctantly agrees to go for the summer. Uncle Scott is a vet and Evie gradually settles in, helping with the animals, making new friends and discovering life in New York isn't so bad after all. But then there's Leela, Scott's girlfriend, who clearly doesn't want Evie around. How far will Leela go to ensure Evie returns to Ireland?
This lively story encapsulates all the excitement of a summer in New York City. Evie is a likeable character, witty and sharply observant and the author captures her twelve year old voice perfectly. This is the first Evie adventure in a brilliant new series.