The premise: Cass spends much of her life waiting for her mom to return from her various rescue missions. She helps flood victims, those affected by hurricanes, and people's whose lives are upside down because of tornadoes. But this time when her mom returns, things go all wrong, and it's Cass's heart that needs rescuing. So Cass's dad fixes up an old RV and takes her traveling about. Together, they introduce people to the power of Sway -- the magic of inspiration and joy. But the two people who need Sway most are Cass and her dad . . .
What I loved: At its heart, this is a book about hope and forgiveness, two of the most magical and beautiful things in the world. Not that hope and forgiveness make things perfect -- because they don't and can't -- but hope and forgiveness help all of us see the magic that surrounds us every day. And like Cass and her dad, readers of Sway will find that the everyday of our lives is completely and totally magical.
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Happy middle grade reading!