Someone gave me a pre-publication copy of this book, and while it wasn't an all time favorite, it was a decent read. It has a lot of twists and turns along the way, particularly regarding Meg's SISTER, Lucie. Meg has always wanted a true family, but she and Lucie have traveled around a lot and are pretty much on their own. Until a surprising stranger comes along and tells Meg that it's not true. She really DOES have family back on the East Coast. Meg ditches Lucie and heads back. But sometimes what you wish for really doesn't come true, as nice as it would be, and Meg has to face the music.
This story is really Meg's journey of self discovery, and for that reason I think it will appeal to adolescent girl readers.