Mallory has a crush on an older boy and tries to get his attention. This angers her brother who wants her to like someone her own age. When she fails a math test because she has spent too much time dreaming of her crush she's grounded to spend more time studying. When she is home alone she bakes cookies to bring to him and gets lost looking for his house. When her parents find her she gets in even more trouble.
Told in the first person Mallory is someone young girls will love. She is so sweet and innocent and tries very hard to get what she wants. Her parents are loving and kind and even though she displeases them they never lose their temper with her. The illustrations are wonderful and cheerful and add a lot to the story.
After reading the book I can see why girls in grades 3-6 (and sometimes younger) always check out the Mallory books. Many times I see them recommending the books to each other. I recommend this for elementary aged girls (I already owned it in my former school library). Read as an ebook courtesy of Lerner Publishing Group via Netgalley.