This guide includes an author biography, background information, thought-provoking discussion questions, summaries, as well as creative, cross-curricular activities and reproducibles that motivate students.
The arrogant, bitter heroine of this moving story is a wisecracking, gum-chewing kid who has been shuttled from one foster home to another. . . . [She is portrayed] with warmth and wit, in a story filled with love and compassion.