Mary's parents did not love her. They did not treat her like she was part of their lives. The maid watched over her most of the time. They did not think about what her life would be like.
Mary went from India to Yorktown. She lived in India for most of her life. Her life was already hard and she thought that it would be harder moving ,but it was actually easier. She fit in just fine.
It took a while for Mary to get used to the city and her new house. She had a little struggle with getting new friends at first. Her maid was protective over her. Some days Mary did not feel like socializing.
Mary's favorite thing to do is be in the garden. Her favorite things to do in the garden are plant the seeds and pick the fruits and the flowers. She brings her friends sometimes to come help her. If she had a bad day then being in the garden would help her.
One of Mary's best friends ,Colin, has issues like some of Mary's ,but most of his are worse. His mom died and his father can not even look at Colin because he reminds him too much of his wife. Mary helps him through a lot. They both had hard times.
Colin has health issues and that makes his father sad. He finds out that he does not have any health problems. He tries to figure out a way to tell his dad. Mary helps him through a lot of things so she helped him with this too.