cover image But in the Fall I'm Leaving

But in the Fall I'm Leaving

Ann Rinaldi. Avon Books, $2.5 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-380-70138-4

Brie McQuade spray paints Miss Emily's house on a dare to prove she isn't a nerdand gets caught. Her answer to that and other problems in her life is to move to California to live with her mother, who left when Brie was a baby. PW found this book disappointing, full of ""convoluted happenings that are mostly unbelievable.'' (12-up)