Monday, December 26, 2016
What I liked about this book was that is touched on the firestorm in Peshtigo, WI which happened at the same time as the Chicago fire and resulted in more deaths. The main characters, Ailis and Quinn, were there and lost their whole family. Now they have been taken in at a boardinghouse but are being forced to work instead of going to school. To make matters worse, another young orphaned girl who was with them has been stolen and is being used as a rat catcher. Can Ailis and Quinn find Nettie and make a life of their own?