Set in a small Indiana farming community at the start of World War I, this is the heartwarming and gently humorous story of Ruthie, an 8-year-old tomboy who develops a stronger sense of self and selflessness during a particularly dramatic year in her life: the year her sixth brother is born, the year she makes her first friends (twin girls), the year she almost dies of pneumonia, the year the war takes one of her brothers from her. Rich in setting and brimming with lovable characters, Ruthie's Gift is a thoroughly satisfying story of family and identity.
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RUTHIE'S GIFTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Ruthie, eight years old, is a strong and unforgettable character in the enthralling, old-fashioned novel that is Bradley's debut. The only girl in a family of five raucous, teasing boys, Ruthie prays ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nizmart - LibraryThing
I read this book when I was a lot younger and enjoyed it. I have since passed it on to my younger cousin who also loved it. Read full review