It’s the summer before junior high for spunky Violet Raines, and everything is going fine until Melissa, the new girl from Detroit, moves to town. Suddenly Violet’s world is turned upside down as she finds herself in competition for her best friend Lottie’s attention after Melissa befriends her. Now everything is about makeup, boys, and soap operas, but Violet would rather be outside or at the fish fry than worry about those things. Will Violet change her views or will her friends, Momma, and some lightning help her see that growing up doesn’t always mean changing yourself? Pick upViolet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning by Danette Haworth today to find out!