The Seasons Of Raina by Millissa Nelson illustrates the challenges of fitting in to a new place and doing the right thing even though it may be hard. When Raina is bullied at her school in Denver, she realizes that if she stays, life will be miserable until high-school is over, and that she needs to spend some time away. Her parents send her to Minnesota to live with her aunt and uncle and their eight kids.
A new school means a new start, but it also means new kids, new teachers, new things to do, and new friends. It won't be easy to fit into this new family, but Raina is up to the challenge.
I enjoyed reading this book, despite the fact that there was a weak plot-line. It was mostly about Raina's day to day life which made for an easy but fun read. I would recomend this book to kids around 11 who are looking for a light read.