The Great Gilly Hopkins
Author: Katherine Paterson
Publisher: Harper Trophy; Paperback
Newbery Honor Book
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 unmanageable. 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 doesn't work out quite the way she planned. And when the time comes to go, the great Gilly Hopkins is left thinking that life with the Trotters wasn't so bad after all.