For Lucy, middle school is an unsolvable equation. Between her long absence from socializing to her issues with OCD (another side effect of the lightning strike), middle school is particularly challenging. But with some bravery, Lucy figures out a way to navigate seventh grade, even if it involves making a fair share of mistakes along the way.
A winning story of friendship (with all of its messy foibles) and of a girl who tackles the unpredictable world of real life adolescence. There are some tear jerking moments of animal peril, but the story is mostly about Lucy sorting out the unpredictable nature of the social humans. It's a storyline without particular surprises, but that makes it no less enjoyable. Lucy's bravery with stepping outside of her comfort zone is inspirational.