Out of Tune
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When Maya's parents sell their house and move the family into the world's ugliest RV to travel the country, Maya's only goal is to get back home -- and fast. No way is she going to miss the chance to audition for Dueling Duets, the singing competition show that’s going to surely propel her—and her cowboy-hatted crush—to country stardom.
But Operation Maya Goes Home turns out to be more complicated than she had expected, so Maya sets out on a secret 100-mile bike ride through Yellowstone National Park with her know-it-all little sister, a cute nature-loving boy, and a blue-haired girl named Shiver (a.k.a. the most annoying person ever). Somewhere between the worst muscle ache she's ever had and losing half of their group to a flat tire, Maya starts wondering if maybe, just maybe, it’s possible to find home in the last place you expected.
"This quirky and entertaining coming-of-age story is perfect for middle-grade readers, with enough realistic family dynamics, sarcasm, adventure, and music to keep them entertained until the closing number." --Meghan Oppelt, Booklist
"Nall ably portrays the tween mindset here, with its mix of frustrated resentment over having no real say in family decisions and the magical thinking that strives to compensate for that lack of control."