This timeless Newbery Honor Book from bestselling author Katherine Paterson about a wisecracking, ornery, completely unforgettable young heroine. Now a feature film starring Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, and Octavia Spencer This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.
Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's hated 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...
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Katherine Paterson
Size: 7.60h x 5.10w x 0.60d
Award: Garden State Children's Book Awards - Winner
Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Newbery Medal - Honor Book
Award: National Book Awards - Winner
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 116 / Great Gilly Hopkins
Reading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 5