The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, By Karen Cushman
The ballad of Lucy Whipple is about a girl who hates her new
home and then realizes she's going to be stuck there. She tries to make
the most of her new life. Lucy lives in the California Gold Rush town
of Lucky Diggins and wishes she could live the civilized life in
Massachusetts with her Grandmother. After some odd situations and
adventures she ends up content. This book is very inspiring. I would
recommend it for all ages!