Doris Gwaltney


It all starts in 1940 when Margret Ann has to share a room with her grandmother because there aren't enough rooms in their house. But then her sister Elizabeth goes away to college and she finally gets her own room. But then her aunt and cousin come to their house because the war is moving through London where they live. Now the room she gets to call her own she has to move out again because that's where their going to have to stay. When Margret's aunt and cousin come some people are more happy than others. Margret Ann is noticing that everybody is paying more attention to Courtney then her. But then everything changes in their lives when Elizabeth and her boyfriend have to get married because he has to go to war. Courtney and aunt Mary Lee take a turn for the worse when Courtney's dad is missing in action. Read the book Homefront to find out the rest.


I think the theme for this story is cherish your family because you never know what's going to happen to them. I said this because in the story it says Tommy Elizabeth's boyfriend has to war. I chose this one because you never know when a family member has to leave to go to the war. You should treasure the moments with your family before they have to. The next one is the when Courtney and her mom came to stay with them, Margret Ann wasn't happy at all because Courtney got all the attention. This one I chose because you shouldn't want them to leave because you never know when your going to see them again.

Historical Facts

Margaret's cousin Courtney and her aunt Mary Lee had to move from there home was because the blitz was coming through and bombing everything. On December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor is attacked and Tommy Elizabeth's boyfriend has to leave to go to war.
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