When twelve-year-old Ruby's mother is called up to serve as an army nurse, Ruby and her family move in with her grandmother to a house with too many secrets. Ruby struggles to navigate the perils of a new school, and wonders at the over-friendly librarian who seems to know a lot about her family. Along the way, she is helped by her faith and the secret lists she keeps that reveal her heart. When her mother is wounded, Ruby learns who her true friends are, and the answer to a family secret is revealed.
A10-question comprehension test is available for teachers to use with this title.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Literary Collection
- 12 and up