All the Greys on Greene Street
Olly lives with her artist mom and dad in a Soho loft in 1981. Dad has run off to France with a new girlfriend and mom has gone to bed with no intention of getting up. Olly relies on her friends Richard and Alex and a network of adults to help her out. Of course she doesn't tell them about her mom or how difficult life at home has become. It doesn't help that a mysteries man is trying to contact her dad and his partner Apollo about a missing piece of art. There is a lot going on for one young girl to keep track of.
I enjoyed this story but thought it was a bit over long. I think a bunch could have been cut out of the middle or consolidated to make the story flow a bit better. I loved the 1980s New York setting and all the information on the art scene at that time. I also loved that Olly is very artistic as well and has a great group of friends to rely on. I do wish the ending hadn't been so "tragic". Not sure why there needed to be that much drama. I did think there was a good discussion about depression at the end though.