Good. Short. Cheerful. Read it over one cup of hot water (I do not like tea or coffee), and enjoyed myself thoroughly. And it's so nice to read a Newberry where the main plot device is not the mother (or sister or grandmother) dying.
CONCLUSION: I ought to read all the Newberry winners again. I am wondering why this "Newberry" is being underlined by spell check, while the one above was not. Hmmm.