In 1952, Daisy Fay is eleven and about as precocious as a child can get. She is pretty naive and always commenting on things that embarrass her parents. And her parents fight constantly mostly because her father drinks so much. It obvious they love Daisy, but it's still a pretty dysfunctional family. There are some pretty humorous anecdotes in the book, more when the story jumps to Daisy's high school life; but it was still kind of flat to me. I found it just okay.