Dear Sweet Pea

Dear Sweet Pea

The first middle grade novel from Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ (now a popular Netflix film), is a funny, heartwarming story perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead, Ali Benjamin, and Holly Goldberg Sloan.

Patricia “Sweet Pea” DiMarco wasn’t sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce. She never could have imagined that they would have the “brilliant” idea of living in nearly identical houses on the same street. In the one house between them lives their eccentric neighbor Miss Flora Mae, the famed local advice columnist behind “Miss Flora Mae I?”

Dividing her time between two homes is not easy. And it doesn’t help that at school, Sweet Pea is now sitting right next to her ex–best friend, Kiera, a daily reminder of the friendship that once was. Things might be unbearable if Sweet Pea didn’t have Oscar—her new best friend—and her fifteen-pound cat, Cheese.

Then one day Flora leaves for a trip and asks Sweet Pea to forward her the letters for the column. And Sweet Pea happens to recognize the handwriting on one of the envelopes.

What she decides to do with that letter sets off a chain of events that will forever change the lives of Sweet Pea DiMarco, her family, and many of the readers of “Miss Flora Mae I?”

Title:Dear Sweet Pea
ISBN:9780062473097
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    Dear Sweet Pea Reviews

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This was absolutely precious and my heart is so dang full.TW: divorce, homophobia...

  • Whitney Atkinson

    This book was so adorable and I really, really wish it had been there for me when I was a kid. From a fat main character to an entire conflict about being upset your middle school friends are growing ...

  • Christy

    4 stars

Dear Sweet Pea was such a cute read! I love Julie Murphy’s writing and I enjoyed this middle grade novel lots.Patricia ‘Sweet Pea’ DiMarco is a middle schooler who is going through ...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously

    4 stars! A really sweet and heartwarming middle grade read. I highly recommend for readers of all ages!...

  • Christy

    I chose this one for the "Middle Grade" section of a Reading Challenge I'm participating in. I have previously liked Julie Murphy's Dumplin' series and I thought this one was also cute. I'm not partic...

  • Layla (Between the Lines)

    Review to come!...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian

    Julie Murphy's books are so heart-warming but also don't shy away from complexities and grey areas. This is a great debut into the middle grade market about a 13-year-old who has a lot of stuff going ...

  • Melanie  Brinkman

    Sometimes simply living life is the key to giving others (and ourselves) the best advice.When Patricia "Sweet Pea" DiMarco's parents announced they were getting a divorce, she wasn't sure what to expe...

  • Em

    *3.5 stars This was the cutest! Review to come *3.5 stars This was the cutest! Review to come <3 ...more ...

  • Jade Melody

    Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️This was a cute middle grade story about a girl named Sweet Pea. Her parents have just told her they are getting divorced because her dad has recently come out as gay. Along...