The Truth About Sparrows by Marian Hale, teen pick review by Clare K.
This book follows Sadie and her family through their many struggles in the Great Depression. First, they move to a run-down shack in Texas, then many other misadventures occur to bring them closer as a family and make Sadie a better person.
I liked this book because of Marian Hale's elegant writing style and her "rich" characters. Though set in the Depression, Sadie's experiences are relevant today.