Do you like books that have ponies and rainbows and only happiness? If you do, this is not the book for you. If you like realistic fiction books then you should read this book. This book is about a girl named Kit who is going through the great depression. She has boarders at her house. She has 2 nurses, a musician, Mrs. Howard and her son Stirling and her mom, father, her older brother Charlie and herself living at her house. Kit’s best friend is Ruthie and she is always loyal and a great listener. Kit loves to write she is very curious and doesn’t like to feel sorry for herself.
In this book Kit and her classroom are making a Thanksgiving basket for the soup kitchen (A place to get free food). Her class is also decorating the stage for the Thanksgiving pageant. A boy in her classroom named Roger who this he’s a know it all gets in a fight with Kit, Ruthie ,and Stirling Kit pushes Roger and he falls on the ladder and then paint falls on him. Their punishment is they have to deliver the Thanksgiving basket instead of seeing the pageant when she delivers the basket she see’s a surprise. She also finds out her dad is going to Chicago to find a job. She tries to make her dad stay with a plan she makes.
Read it to find out. The lesson is that you shouldn’t give up and you need to stand for other people.