Ten-year-old Sally feels like her life has come to an end. Her older brother had rheumatic fever, and her family is planning to move 'temporarily' to Florida from their home in New Jersey. Sally has lived in NJ all her life ' she will miss her best friends, and her relatives, and school. Sally's favorite hobby is to make up movie stories, in which she is always the star. The year is 1945, and WWII has ended. In some of her scenarios, she saves her cousin, who in real life died in a concentration camp. In Florida, Sally meets some girls who are just like her ' teetering between little girlhood, and the teen years. Sally encounters an old man who, she is convinced, is Hitler masquerading as an old Jewish man.
In this year she spends in Florida, Sally learns a lot about herself, and about those she loves.
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Date read: 3/27/2009