Gr 5 Up--Teenager Jenny's younger sibling, Ezra, is like most brothers except for one thing, he's autistic. Often the victim of bullying, he sees life a little differently and tends to throw fits when upset. Although his dog, Willy, helps him to come out of his shell and be more social, Jenny finds herself feeling as if she constantly has to protect him. When she discovers that a girl in her grade is bullying him, she decides to write about her in an article in the school's newspaper. The principal, however, keeps dragging his feet on okaying her "exposť." Juggling her recent role in her school's play, trying to be there for her brother, and getting the principal to cave mean Jenny's hands are full. Can she find a balance between protecting her brother and living her own life? Cain does an even job of addressing difficult topics while still providing an enjoyable read. The story is told through Jenny's diary entries, giving readers insight into her life and personality. Secondary characters are a little underdeveloped, but are easy to sympathize with and like. Readers interested in realistic fiction, books about bullying, and character-driven stories will enjoy this steadily paced novel.--Kira Moody, Whitmore Library, Murray, UT[Page 102]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.