The House That Wasn't There
Published: 2022 by Walden Pond Press
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
Alder has always lived in his cozy little house in Southern California with the old walnut tree between his house and his neighbour. Then a new neighbour moves in and cuts it down. Oak is unhappy with moving to Southern California - everything is changing and she had no say. Plus their next door neighbour's son keeps staring at her, like she did something wrong. Then the two meet at school and can't ever imagine becoming friends but soon discover a series of connections between them...