The Hired Girl

By: Kelsey Peel

The Hired Girl Details

Written By: Laura Amy Schlitz

Published By: Candlewick

ISBN: 9780763678180

Genre: Historical Fiction

Age: 12+

Awards: N/A

Review

The book The Hired Girl is about a girl named Joan Skraggs who's mother died one year ago and her brothers and father are putting pressure on her to be just like her mother. One day she just get's fed up with her family and takes her diary with her and runs away to Baltimore. When she's there she is not who she says she is, she says her name is Janet Lovelace. When she is there, she finds a job as a servant at the Rosenbachs.

The Hired Girl teaches you about hard work and that you need to believe. When I was reading this book I noticed that she was very young and she had so much going on in her life. If you are looking for an unique book that will inspire you, The Hired Girl is the book for you.


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