Grace and her best friend Mimi watch as a new boy moves in next door to Mimi. When Grace and her family leave for a trip to Chicago, Grace worries that Mimi will become friends with the new boy and disgusting Sammy while she is gone. When Grace returns, it seems as if her fears have come true. Also, her plan to convince her new student teacher not to call her Just Grace (she is one of four girls named Grace in her class) not only doesn’t work, but she must work with the other Graces, including Big Meanie, to do a big school project. Will things work out for Just Grace?
Our copy of the first book in the series, Just Grace, was checked out, but I hoped I would be able to catch up. Grace is a down-to-earth character with problems at school and navigating friendships that girls this age could relate to. She also solves problems in realistic and positive ways. I will recommend this to upper elementary girls.
3.5 out of 5 stars