Coming of age story set in Minneapolis in the late 1960's. The large homes on Pleasant Avenue are filled with big families as well as their share of quirky neighbors. Virginia Ashcroft is the young narrator who is struggling to survive in a family of five brothers, three sisters, and a new best friend who has moved in across the alley. Unfortunately, the family who has 'adopted' Mickey do not have his best interests at heart. Join Ginny as she navigates the issues of growing up in this heartwarming tale filled with wonderful characters you will keep with you long after you turn the last page.