Flora Barnes (aka Flossie) lives with her mom, her mom's husband and their son. She loves her mom, but she also loves her Dad. Her Dad, Charlie, loves her more than anyone or anything in the world. When Flossie's step-father, Steve, suddenly gets promoted and transferred to Australia for six months, Floss has to choose between staying with Charlie in Britain or going with her mother's new family half-way across the world. Once Flossie chooses her Dad, we discover that things are not going too well for Charlie and that not everyone thinks that she made the right choice.
I love Jacqueline Wilson's works. She writes about real children in real situations, but not in a boring, pedantic or "instructive" manner. Although, we examine divorce, friendship, appearances vs. reality and bullying in this book, it never feels like an after-school special.