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Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Twelve-year-old George's mother died when he was young, and his dad is in search of get rich quick schemes in Florida. So George lives with his pregnant sister, and her husband, in the Versailles trailer park in Ohio. George's brother-in-law works at the town mill, like most of the town residents. One day the mill is closed down due to pollution violations, and George comes home to find his family has driven off in search of a new job. They have left him $50 to follow them. Instead, George decides to live above the pool house of the towns' richest family, whose son George knows from school. When the family discovers him, and he meets and impresses the family's matriarchal grandmother, they invite him to live in the house, at least until the school term is over. George goes from ripped jeans and faded flannels to khakis and polo shirt, from the school bus to a chauffeured Mercedes. It's the life about which George always dreamed. When school is over, the Grandmother wants to legally adopt George- but what does George want- will he stay- or join his sister and brother-in-law?
Date read: 4/29/2009
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