11살 소녀 Gilly Hopkins는 양부모 가정에서 생활합니다. 영리하지만 괴팍한 성격 때문에 Gilly는 여러 양부모집을 전전하지요. 그녀의 꿈은 생모를 만나 함께 사는 것입니다. Gilly는 생모가 자기를 양부모집에서 데려가도록 하기 위한 계획을 꾸미는데....
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Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback - 148 pages Reissue edition ISBN: 0064402010 Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 7.62 x 5.17
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Amazon.com Gilly Hopkins is a determined-to-be-unpleasant 11-year-old foster kid who the reader can''t help but like by the end. Gilly has been in the foster system all her life, and she dreams of getting back to her (as she imagines) wonderful mother. (The mother makes these longings worse by writing the occasional letter.) Gilly is all the more determined to leave after she''s placed in a new foster home with a "gross guardian and a freaky kid." But she soon learns about illusions--the hard way. This Newbery Honor Book manages to treat a somewhat grim, and definitely grown-up theme with love and humor, making it a terrific read for a young reader who''s ready to learn that "happy" and "ending" don''t always go together. (Ages 9 to 12) --Richard Farr
Book Description Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she''s disliked them all intensely. She has a county-wide reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmangable.
So when she''s sent to live with the Trotters--by far the strangest family yet--Gilly decides to put her brilliant mind to work. Before long she''s devised an elaborate scheme to get her real mother to come "rescue" her.
But the rescue doens''t work out quite the way she...