School Library JournalGr 4-7-Jill's life begins to unravel the morning she learns that her father has been involved with an interstate jewel-theft ring and is facing a prison term. This is the final straw for her parents' already shaky marriage. Their subsequent separation and the loss of his income put extra demands on both the girl and her mother. The eighth grader's life at school changes because her classmates treat her differently. While her mother buries herself in her work, Jill finds herself shouldering more and more responsibility for her younger brother, who relies on her for strength and support. It is through her persistence to learn the truth that the family is able to face reality. This book realistically portrays a family in crisis. Jill is a strong protagonist, yet true to her age. She is full of doubts and misgivings, but realizes that the burden of keeping everything together has fallen on her. A positive portrayal of a young teen making a difference.-Sharon Morrison, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Jill realizes her dad is not the man she thought he was
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Really, Truly, Everything's Fine based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
i love her books. really truly everything's fine is very good. the main character, jill experiences dramitic things, such as her father being accused of helping bulargy and she doesn't know what to tell her little brother, who admires the father very much.
One can really identify with the main character trying to hold it together while the adults in her life make it nearly impossible and let her down miserably. Jill is a strong character worthy of study in making good decisions.