Orphan at My Door is written in a diary form, and when
you read it, it's like reading someone's private thoughts.
The diary starts in Guelph, Ontario, in 1897 and tells the story of Victoria
Cope. As it begins, her family's current "Home
Girl" leaves to get married. They must get another
girl soon, because Mother isn't feeling up to even the smallest amount of
extra work. When Victoria meets twelve-year-old Mary Anna, she begins to
find out more about the girl's reasons for being a Home Girl. She starts to
wonder... is the world as perfect as she once believed?
I really enjoyed Orphan at My Door and would rate it 4 stars. Anyone
in Grades 4 and up would love it!