Gilly Hopkins is an 11 year old girl, that was really mean and didn't like anyone except her mom, Courtney Rutherford Hopkins, Things started to look up for Gilly when she got a letter from her mom that made her want to run away towards her. But before that she needed to get money for the buses. She had stolen 10 dollars from Mr.Randolph and she got the rest of the money by working with Mrs.Trotter by cleaning houses. Once she got the money, she ran away but got caught by the police because she stole the money, and Mrs.Trotter protected her and she started to like even Trotter more .
"Welcome to Thompson Park, Gilly, honey."
Jeez, they didn't have to put me with a freak.
When Mrs.Trotter said that to Gilly she was trying to get her more used to her new house she is going to be staying at.
"Just sit down and make your self at home, now."
She could stand anything , she though-a gross guardian, a freaky kid, an ugly dirty house- as long as she was in charge.
She is thinking that living in these house is going to be easy and she will be in charge.
One of the boys, a black tall as she tried to pull the ball from her hands. she spun around knocking him to the concrete.
"The head immediately disappeared behind Mrs.Trotter's bulk."
These means that William Ernest is scared of Gilly.
After she was with her grandma, she realized that her grandmother had payed her biological mom to come see Gilly and she also realized that her mom was a bad person. Then Gilly knew she wanted to be with Trotter but when she called Trotter she said that it would make her pround if she stayed with her grandmother so she stayed to make Trotter happy. .Gilly learned that family isn’t always just the people that are related toyou,it’s the people who love and care for you.