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 forGilly. She got a letter from her mom that made her want to run away towards her biological mother. 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, 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 started to like even her more .
"Welcome to Thompson Park, Gilly, honey."
Jeez, they didn't have to put me with a freak.
When she got the note from her mother, she started crying and decided d=she was going to run away of the Trotter's house.
Gilly whent to Mr.Randolph's house to find a book to read, but when she took a book out a 10 dollar bill fell of the book , so she decided to keep it.
Gilly getting arrrested while running away and Trotter protecting her.(Gilly started to change her mind about Trotter).
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.