R My Name is Rachel by Patricia Reilly Giff
Rachel and her two siblings are uprooted along with their father in the middle of the depression in order to find work. When their father finally does find work, it takes him away from home, leaving the three kids to fend for themselves.
For a book set in this time frame, the characters didn't stick with me as much as I thought they would. I didn't find myself liking or disliking any of them. I felt it was very bland. I would, however, love this book as a group discussion. I am fascinated by the struggles and sacrifices of this desolate time, and wonder about all of the luxuries that we have in modern homes that we would lose if we hit hard times like this. It was hard, but we have so many extras that are taken for granted..tvs, phones, computers, gaming devices, etc.