Rocky Road is Tess's favorite ice cream, but it basically describes her life: intense, a little nutty, and sweet all the way down. Tess's mother has bipolar, but refuses to admit it or go to a doctor, and that leads the family on crazy trips across the country when she has a grand idea. This time it leads them to Schenectady, New York, to sell out of all things in a cold New England state: ice cream. As life gets a little better and a little worse for the family, Tess has to help her mother, but also believe in happiness for herself.
I would rate this a sweet 8.5 out of 10 because it's a real good read, and I love that Jordan, Tess's little brother, is deaf so they have to use sign language. It's not flawless, but it's a nice thing to pick up and it left me smiling. I would recommend it to anyone who reads family struggle, a little fitting in, and finding your own happiness.