Lily is home alone! Well, not alone--she has her 3 yr. old little sister Pixie and her 6-year old twin brother and sister, Baxter and Bliss. This book tells the story of Lily and her siblings trying to survive on no money and little food, when he Mum goes o holiday with her new boyfriend. Sometimes, Lily wishes that she were just 'Lily Alone' when her siblings become a handful, but she loves them and does a very good and creative job of taking care of them all, even during trying times.
It was fun following their adventures, especially the ones in the park--I would love to have a park like this one near my home when I was young--places to hide, and places to dream. When Lily's favorite teacher stops by their flat, to check up on Lily after she misses several days of school, Lily gets worried and decides they need to hide until Mum gets back. She decides their best option would be to go 'camp-out' in the park--a very brave thing for an 11 yr. old to do, with Baxter, Bliss and Pixie! All four characters were delightful!
I enjoyed reading this book and I have a 12-year old granddaughter that I think would also enjoy this book. I almost did not give it a 5 star rating, because of the ending, but after thinking more about it, I think she ended it in a realistic way--not every story has a satisfying ending.
Disclosure: I received this e-book for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.