Everything you need to understand or teach Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy.
Julie Murphy's Dear Sweet Pea is the story of Patricia “Sweet Pea” DiMarco, a 13-year-old girl who is dealing with changing relationships. Her parents have divorced but seem to be pretending it never happened by living in almost identical houses on the same block. The house between the two belongs to Miss Flora Mae, an advice columnist who unexpectedly gives Sweet Pea the opportunity to discover that she likes to help people while finding answers to her own problems along the way. The novel's main themes are home as a place and a feeling, parents as people, and honesty as an important part of friendship.