"Lake Champlain was a friend I could count on. I knew her every mood--sometimes she was flat like a cookie sheet, and other times she was whipped up like meringue on a butterscotch pie. ""That's the way I felt, too. Ever since Eva had moved in with Mom and me last month, I was as changeable as the lake. " In this middle grade novel from debut author Jennifer Gennari, twelve-year-old June Farrell is sure of only one thing--she's great at making pies and she plans to prove it by winning a blue ribbon in the Champlain Valley Fair pie competition. But a backlash against Vermont's civil union law threatens her family's security and their business, the Stillwater Marina Shop, where June and her mom sell pies. The uproar strains June's friendship with Tina and, more importantly, her relationship with her mother, MJ. Ages 12+.