Fifteen year old Mary Alice is facing a whole long year with Grandma! She remembers when she was a kid how much fun her summer stays with grandma were. They were jam packed with tons of surprises and drama. But grandma is well-known for shaking up her neighbors and everyone else! Mary Alice knows not to predict what this year is going to be like. Recommended for ages 10 to 14. The 2001 Newbery Medal winner.