This Newbery Honor Book from bestselling author Katherine Paterson is now a major motion picture.
Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she’s disliked them all. She has a reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable, and that s the way she likes it. So when she’s sent to live with Mrs. Trotter and William Ernest by far the strangest family yet she knows it s only a temporary problem.
Gilly decides to put her sharp mind to work and get out of there fast. She s determined to no longer be a foster kid. Before long she’s devised an elaborate scheme to get her real mother to come rescue her. But unfortunately, the plan doesn t work out quite as she hoped it would .