From the Review Pile #5

This is a meme I participate in called From the Review Pile, hosted by Stepping Out of the Page. Basically it is a meme, where you pick one book (or two!) that you have been meaning to read/review for a while, but haven't yet gotten around to it. It will also give the book some extra publicity. :) 

This week I am showcasing: My name is Olivia and I can't do anything about it! :)

My Name is Olivia and I can't do anything About It - Jowi Schmitz
My Name is Olivia...and I Can't Do Anything About It
Olivia is ten years old. Her first big problem is that her mother has died. The second big problem is that her father doesn't really know how to go on living. 
Olivia and her father's home is a small boat sitting in the garden of a barbershop. "Temporarily," says her dad. But how long is "temporarily?" Olivia is in a new community, going to a new school, and has to figure out on her own how to grow up with the new normal of no mother and a father who is physically present but psychologically distant. Olivia is strong, though, and shores up both her home and her family with an incontrovertible sense of humor. 
Smart for her age and vulnerable, brave and funny - Olivia will steal your heart. Olivia comes from the literary line that includes Cassandra Mortmain of I Capture the Castle and Opal Buloni of Because of Winn Dixie.
This looks like a heart-wrenching tale and I can NOT wait to read it! :)