A teacher suggested I read Ruby Holler over a year ago and I finally got around to reading it. I really wish I'd read it sooner so I could've been suggesting it to young readers all this time. Sharon Creech is a wonderful storyteller, and this one was beautifully written and full of great characters. It's the story of twins, Florida and Dallas, who were left at the steps of an orphanage when they were infants. Nicknamed the "Trouble Twins" by the head of the orphanage they spent much of their childhood bouncing in and out of foster homes but always ended up back where they began. They'd given up hope of ever finding a forever home until an eccentric older couple with grown children of their own take them in.
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Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech