Penny Falucci is just a "run of the mill" kid. Well...except for her huge Italian family. Among her many uncles, mourning Grandmother, annoying cousin, and grumpy mother, Penny's life is a box full of crazy. Her father died when she was just a little baby. She never knew him. Though in a way, she was really close to him. Nobody tells her anything about him and she thinks her uncles just treat her like a princess is because they feel sorry for Penny. But when something extreme happens, she finds out a whole lot more info than what she wanted about her dad.
Penny from Heaven was an excellent book to read. It was a lot of fun to read about how she dealt with her crazy family. Her uncles all had their little quirks and it was fun. She had to balance her father's side of the family, all Italians and her mom's side of the family. Grim-faced bad cooks. It also had a bit of mystery in it. You try to think about what happened to her father. But it was really exciting to find out what in the end though.