Growing up without her mom, Ava has relied on consistent routines, exhaustive risk
assessment, and careful research to keep herself safe from uncertainty. For the most
part, her life in small-town Iowa has been stable. That is, until now.
As soon as sixth grade ends, Dad is whisking Ava away to meet his girlfriend and her daughter in terrifying Colorado, where even the ground squirrels can be deadly. Managing her anxiety, avoiding altitude sickness, and surviving the
mountains might take all Ava’s strength.
Can she stay in control when everything around her is changing so quickly?
praise for Dad's Girlfriend
"Will feel relatable to many tweens, especially thoughtful readers in blended families and those struggling with anxiety." — Kirkus Reviews