This girl has to start a new life, together with her family. There are used to constant traveling, but after their caravan burns down they have to live in a house. Children have to go to school as well. This is where the problem starts - many of the other people do not like gypsies and harass them around.
The book approaches several aspects of discrimination that minorities have to face on daily basis. The author speaks of them matter-of-factly and still there is always hope on the horizon. Therefore it is suitable for younger readers.