Audrey McKinley can’t believe someone would ask her to ride the Ferris Wheel. Everyone knows she’s afraid of heights and the last time she rode the Ferris Wheel it ended with a panic attack. But ever since her dad lost his job after a factory fire, he’s been working too little. The carnival gives him a chance for seasonal work, and she plans to spend the evening checking up on him and making sure he does his job.
Grace Chang isn’t supposed to go to the carnival. It’s too close to the burned remains of the factory where her firefighter father lost his life. They always rode the Ferris Wheel together, so that’s also something Grace isn’t supposed to do. But since her mom announced they’ll be moving away from town the day after the carnival, Grace is sick of only doing things she’s supposed to do. She’ll be at the carnival, and she is definitely riding the Ferris Wheel.
Harlow Cohen is surprised anyone would want to ride the Ferris Wheel with her. Harlow used to be popular. But ever since her grandparents’ factory burned down and so many people lost their jobs, many of the kids at school blame her—and her rich family—for their own parents’ worsening economic situations.
I loved how these girls' stories came together! Told in alternating chapters from each girls' perspective, this book is sure to be a tween favorite!
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