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After their mentally ill mother abandoned them, Dicey Tillerman and her brothers and sister have found their way to their poverty-stricken grandmother's farm. Dicey struggles with responsibility for her younger siblings, fitting in at her new school, making friends, and working a part-time job. The mother eventually dies in a mental hospital and Dicey has to learn how to let go.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   struggling to earn a living to survive Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Loss of...    -   mother Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   Momma gone

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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