Have you fallen in love with Pearl yet? She is one of my favorite characters because even though she is only 10 turning 11, she has some deep questions and thoughts about the world and life in general. She makes you think about things and how to explain it to someone who is too young to be dealing with the issues her family has.
Do you feel Pearl is a believable character? Is there anything you would change about her?
Does your family have any stories about the depression? I remember my grandmother talking about different things they used to do to make clothes and food to stretch a bit longer.
Until next week.