BELLETOONA, PENNSYLVANIA? Are Kate Sommer's parents joking? Who in their right mind would move from sunny, happening Isla Nada, California to dreary Belletoona? Kate thinks her parents have flipped. No way is she leaving her friends, her way-cool surfer boyfriend, and early morning shell collecting on the beach. Belletoona is just as bad as Kate expects. Not only does it snow all the time, but the principal and half her class already hate her. Plus her goody-two-shoes younger sister makes it all worse by acting perfect all the time. For Kate it's sunny California or bust-and it will take more than a blizzard to stop her. Martha Freeman has written a humorous and touching novel about adjusting to a new town, sibling rivalry, and the qualities that make a house a real home.