The Double Life of Zoe Flynn - Janet Lee Carey Nicely done realistic fiction/issue novel. [b:The Double Life of Zoe Flynn|284338|The Double Life of Zoe Flynn|Janet Lee Carey||2759989] touches on the problems and feelings of homelessness in a manner appropriate for the targeted audience of middle-grade readers. Perhaps because it is set in a small-town, the book succeeds in focusing on the uncertainty of being homeless without having to simultaneously address the horrors of drugs, gangs and violence that typically would be present in an urban setting. Zoe's Dad is not a bad person, he's just down on his luck, and while the ending is not all feel good, there are indications of hope by the end of the book.