The Great Gilly Hopkins

The Great Gilly Hopkins

<p>At eleven, Gilly is nobody's real kid. If only she could find her beautiful mother, Courtney, and live with her instead of in the ugly foster home where she has just been placed! How could she, the great Gilly Hopkins, known throughout the county for her brilliance and unmanageability, be expected to tolerate Maime Trotter, the fat, nearly illiterate widow who is now her guardian? Or for that matter, the freaky seven-year-old boy and the shrunken blind black man who are also considered part of the bizarre "family"? Even cool Miss Harris, her teacher, is a shock to her.</p><p>Gutsy Gilly is both poignant and comic as, behind her best barracuda smile, she schemes against them and

Katherine Paterson
HarperCollins

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