Life is rough sometimes, and Sharie is learning what that's all about in this easy-read chapter book. She'd rather eat liver and onions than go to piano lessons, and she dreads the thought of playing in a recital. Her older sister, Sandra, is bossy but beautiful, while Sharie wears thick, ugly glasses, her hair looks like it's been plugged into a 200-volt live wire, and she's broken out in a rash! On top of all that, her dad is out of town and her mom has to work so hard. There is one thing that would really brighten Sharie's day-to ride the Scream-a-Rama at Joyland! Angela Shelf Medearis, who lives in Austin, Texas, is an award-winning author of more than 70 books.