The Totally Made-Up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish by Claudia Mills
Amanda might be the only student in fifth grade who does not mind doing homework! She cannot wait to the end of everyday so that she can write in her Civil War dairy about Polly.
Polly's life is a great escape from the trying problems that are in Amanda's life.
Amanda does not understand her parents, why her mother asked her father to move out, or when her father will return. Polly would understand Amanda, how her family is split in half and may never recover.
Amanda learns that things change, that both her parents love her very much. She learns about friendship and how you must work to make it survive.