The world is full of possibilities for some, but for sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks, it has its limitations.
Moved from one distant relative to another for most of her life, she wants nothing more than a true place to call home--a spot in the world meant just for her.
Her late uncle has provided her with an opportunity to have just that. But first, Hattie must prove herself worthy...literally. She'll have to overcome obstacles and acts of God to prove up on her uncle's homestead. But then, it'll be all hers. Forever.
This Newbery Honor winner and first novel by Kirby Larson shows that with a little grit and a lot of determination, one girl can go a long way in the wide world.
An interesting glimpse of a story that's based on the author's own family history, this book is rich with voice and characterization.
Well deserving of its honor and recently re-released in paperback, this book deserves every good YABC review it's gotten and more.