This book is such an inspirational book. Four girls, Meg, the fashionista, Jo, the tomboy, Beth, the guitarist, and Amy, the artist, live an somewhat normal life. They don't have much money, so they live in a cheap apartment. Their dad is halfway across the country, and the girls and their mom are mourning for him. But instead, they learn a lesson; even if they are a little poor, they have more than some people. This message gets them through extraordinary things. I recommend this book to 4-6 graders, and for people who love realistic fiction.