Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

Book description from Amazon.com...
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 the Trotters—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. Unfortunately, the plan doesn't work out quite as she hoped it would...

My 25 cents...I picked this up after learning that this will was made into a movie in the near future.  I have read other books by this author, but never this one. I thought this was a great story and seemed very "real". Gilly has issues, is difficult to talk to, but who wouldn't having been moved from family to family so many times?! Little does Gilly know, this last family is a good fit even though she is fighting against liking them. I found myself rooting for Gilly to reunite with her bio mom, but also letting the foster mom love her the way she deserved to be loved too!?
   

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