Verbena Ellen Colter is eleven years old the summer she finds out that her parents aren’t the people she thought they were—and it sure explains a lot. Her mean streak, for one thing, makes a lot more sense. When Pooch, a boy from the city, moves in next door for the summer, Verbie accidentally convinces him that she’s a ghost—and suddenly she has an opportunity to be someone else entirely. Verbie reinvents herself and discovers what it’s like to be the mischievous, brave, generous girl her mother has always loved. But is this the real Verbena? Find out in “As Simple as it Seems” by Sarah Weeks, author of So B. It and other popular novels.
As Simple as it Seems by Sarah Weeks