out of the dust

karen hesse

setting

is in oklahoma

characters

mom

billie joe

the boy

best friend

main part of the story

billie joes dad wanted a boy so they called her bilie joe

summary

Billie Joe's dad expected a boy but it turned out that it was a girl and that's why they named her Billie Joe.she had a great life as a child she met this really nice girl and they became best friends but one day something terrible separated them from being best friends because Billie Joe's friend went of to California and Billie Joe didn't want her friend to move.She was really close to her friend, they did a lot of things together and they made some good memories. Billie Joe is gonna miss the memories she had with her friend cause she is moving to California.