Antonia MacPherson, Ant to her friends, is the imperfect middle child in what she sees as a very perfect family. Ant feels so out of it that she is sure that she is adopted and that her “real” parents will be coming to get her any day. The more complicated her life becomes, the more she expects to be rescued by her real parents. She and her best friend Hamilton are misfits at school too. The only affection Ant seems to get is from Hamilton and her dog Pistachio. When her art teacher takes an interest in Ant, changes are inevitable, not only for Ant but for her family, her real family, as well. A good book for those who just can’t see how they could possibly fit into their families.